South Londoners Fat White Family have announced two New Zealand shows, playing the Kings Arms in Auckland on Friday 29th July and Bodega in Wellington on Saturday 30th July, with both shows going on sale tomorrow morning.
Fat White Family are not your usual chart-tickling troubadours. Over the last three years, they have earned a reputation as one of the most incendiary live bands on the planet. They come with a reputation built on a wild lifestyle and onstage outrageousness.
Fat White Family recently released their sophomore album Songs For Our Mothers in January 2016. It’s the follow up to the group’s debauched garage punk debut Champagne Holocaust in 2013.
The rumours about the band may all be true: they once rode a donkey into a pub, band members have gotten naked on stage, and one time they threw a pig’s head around the crowd. Frontman Lias Saoudi has in fact performed naked while rubbing butter over his torso. But that’s not the only reason they’re Britain’s most sensational young band.
While they make every taboo-breaking effort to go beyond the extremes of what’s tasteful, Fat White Family also produce a thrilling mix of low-fi power, blending The Fall, Throbbing Gristle, Ennio Morricone and more into a potent brew of outrageous, must-see rock’n’roll.
Fat White Family
Friday July 29th: Kings Arms, Auckland
Saturday July 30th: Bodega, Wellington
Tickets via Under The Radar