fat white family announce second album
We suggest you don’t play it to your mother, despite the title.
South London pub punks Fat White Family have announced that their second album, called Songs For Our Mothers, will be released on 22 January 2016 on their own label, Without Consent.
Comparing the record to their searing 2013 debut, the spectacularly titled Champagne Holocaust, the band say, "While our first LP might be considered an assault, a spasmodic outpouring of disdain generated by the utter tedium of life when it is found unliveable, Songs For Our Mothers is an invitation. It is an invitation, sent by misery, to dance to the beat of human hatred".
"In it we ask that you take us gently by the hand as we lead you on a journey, a journey that leads us from the blinding white heat of a midday Mediterranean shore, to the embattled boudoir of Ike and Tina Turner, from the clotted grey droll of Dr Harold Shipman's waiting room, to the final hours of the Third Reich in the Berlin bunker," they says of the diverse, but uniformly controversial subject matter. Here's the full track list:
Whitest Boy On The Beach
Love Is The Crack
Hits Hits Hits
When Shipman Decides
We Must Learn To Rise
The record was co-produced by Liam May of Trashmouth Records and was recorded in New Malden in South London and Marcata Studios in upstate New York. The second track, Satisfied, is a collaboration with Sean Lennon, son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon.
The really exciting news is that they will play a string of headline shows in the UK in December after finishing a series of European dates. A year ago, the band told i-D that the record would be "a bit stranger" than Champagne Holocaust, with a release today saying, "It is as much a catalogue of our obsessions as it is a sensual odyssey; sex, drugs, politics, death, the Northern Irish A-lister Sam Neil, it's all here, all that's left to do now is breathe it in." We can't wait.
Text Charlotte Gush
Photography still from Whitest Boy On The Beach video