​break into the supermarket with fat white family

The South Londoners are back with an anthem for bleak post-Brexit Britain.

by Charlotte Gush
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15 August 2016, 1:49pm

Fat White Family is back with the first new music since its sophomore album Songs For Our Mothers was released in January. The brilliantly titled new track, "Breaking Into Aldi," was co-written by Lias Saoudi, Sean Lennon, and the Black Lips' Cole Alexander; recorded in the Catskills mountains north of New York and at the Trash Mouth studio in New Malden; and produced by Lennon, Liam May of Trash Mouth, and the Fat White's Lias and Nathan Saoudi.

"This song is a post apocalyptic vision of a barely united United Kingdom bereft of quality German supermarkets and their insipid low prices," says Lias. "'Breaking Into Aldi' is the anthem that never was, a call to arms for the senselessness of our future futility, an overcrowded shadow begging for a rerun, a sell out by sell outs for sell outs," he continues, adding cheerfully that, "This Fat Whites collaboration with Cole Alexander of the Black Lips, Sean Lennon, and Zumi Roscow of the K Holes is by all intents and purposes the sound of hopelessness attempting to bleed itself dry."

If you're wondering what hopelessness attempting to bleed itself dry actually sounds like, it starts with a bouncy beat, adds some squealing mic feedback, woozy, jazz-inflected instrumentation, speaker distortion, and a drunken, possibly Scottish accented refrain with 60s style chorus to create a quite glorious cacophony. The artwork presents another somewhat confusing but pleasing element — a felt tip drawing of a path through grass that includes three pale blue blobs and a version of the Communist Hammer and Sickle symbol. The track is released today on the band's own label, Without Consent.

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