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The Kids Are Solid Gold have a canny knack of booking bands at just the right time and they got tongues wagging at Twisterella recently with the appearance of some mysterious plain white ‘TBA’ posters. Fat White Family’s return to Stockton’s Georgian Theatre on Friday 4th December, after a barnstorming turn at the same venue in February last year, has certainly got the local gig set in a bit of a lather. Now with a new album (Songs For Our Mothers) apparently in the bag and set for release in January, they look set to sell out the intimate Georgian Theatre where there will be no escaping their brand of out-there, scuzzy, in-the-audience tasteless rock ‘n’ roll satire, or indeed, any little inebriation.

Only coming together in 2011 after the demise of the six-piece’s various former bands (including major labelled The Metros, who imploded after being thrown off a tour with The Coral) they look set to follow on from the dystopian squatter-rock of debut album Champagne Holocaust in 2014, stand-alone single Touch The Leather and a collaborative EP with the equally unpredictable Eccentronic Research Council as Moonlandingz belying a band not afraid to work hard and play hard. Touted song titles such as When Shipman Decides and Love Is The Crack suggest any new songs aired aren’t all, strictly speaking, songs for their mothers.

Controversy seems to follow them around, don’t expect them to have mellowed just because they have been working with Sean Lennon, and with only three dates scheduled for the UK leg of this European tour expect an intense, oddly-politicised sonic assault from one of the country’s finest live bands.

With Meat Raffle named as the main tour support and ‘special guests’ still to be announced this looks set to be another winner. I’ll certainly be there.

Fat White Family play the Georgian Theatre, Stockton on Friday 4th December.

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