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Fat White Family
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Duncan Stafford18/20

Fat White Family

Location: London
For Fans of:
FIDLAR, the Black Lips, Deerhunter
Fat White Family's sneering psychedelic punk is the sonic equivalent of society coming unhinged. "There's so much landfill indie and crap industry fodder at the moment," vocalist Lias Saoudi said earlier this year. "All these horrible bands like Slaves and Peace and Wolf Alice. All this absolute drivel for angry nine-year-olds." At the root of his criticism is the missed opportunities other bands have when it comes to making political statements in their art. No shortage here. Amid vulgar yet catchy creations like "Tinfoil Deathstar" and "Bomb Disneyland," the five-piece have proven serious about injecting commentary into 2013's Champagne Holocaust and this year's Songs for Our Mothers, both released via Fat Possum. The world might never grasp Fat White Family's importance in these turbulent times, but it's been a hot, sweaty blast for everyone already at the party.

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