fat white family's new video tinfoil deathstar is a shock-and-awe assault on boring good taste
The whitest boys on the beach continue their sonic-visual assault with trippy new Vietnam referencing video.
Fat White Family's new album, Songs For Our Mothers, is the most singularly, disturbingly amazing sonic adventure of the year so far. Turning dark motorik kraut rhythms into a visceral, shock-and-awe assault on boring mainstream indie band culture. Lead single, Whitest Boy On The Beach was a rather glam hymn for the untermensch. Speaking to i-D earlier this year, singer and guitarist Saul described the new work as "going for a 'glorious strength of the people thing' but actually just looked like we'd walked out of Auschwitz".
New video Tinfoil Deathstar continues the Laibach-esque detournement of the tropes of militarism; featuring old school 3D visions of military parades before cutting to the band dressed in trad South East Asian headgear playing in front of a backdrop of videos of various Vietnam-era conflicts of exploding bombs, burning cities and napalm explosions.
"Yeah its a jam innit?" Saul explained in the same interview. "It's like a Micheal Jackson song -- It's like Bille Jean…"
The boys are playing a homecoming show this autumn at the O2 Academy in Brixton on Saturday 17 September, with Black Lips in support. The poster for the gig features the five lads riding a bomb through sky emblazoned with their prescient call to arms of Yuppies Out.
Text Felix Petty