photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Fat White Family @ Red 7 3/15/2014
UK band Fat White Family played their first-ever US shows at SXSW last week, including an early slot at our Saturday free day part at Red 7. While the optimal time to seem them is probably ten minutes before last call, they brought a genuine depraved rock n' roll attitude to their 12:45 PM set. Most bandmembers were shirtless and sweaty by the second song, and frontman Lias Saoudi had an undeniable louche...is charm the right word? We only got four songs, but "Cream of the Young" and "Is It Raining in Your Mouth?" oozed sleazy authenticity. Pictures from their performance at our SXSW day party are in this post, and if you haven't checked them out yet, there are videos and streams below.
As mentioned, Fat White Family will hit NYC this weekend for three shows: an early show at Pianos on Friday (3/21) with Isreali shoegazers Vaadat Charigim, Shilpa Ray and more (tickets); Saturday (3/22) at Union Pool with New Casino and bluesy UK solo artists Flame Proof Moth (tickets); and Sunday (3/23) at Shea Stadium with Las Rosas, Baked and, again, Flame Proof Moth.
Flame Proof Moth
Flame Proof Moth is mates with the Fat Whites and has a proclivity for playing public shows in strange places (such as waist-deep in the Thames River). Stream his album Women Should Be in Charge below.
More pics from Fat White Family's BV SXSW day party show, plus streams and videos, below...
Fat White Family: Touch The Leather (Redux)
Fat White Family Is it Raining in Your Mouth? (live)