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Fat White Family headline Newcastle’s Boiler Shop on Saturday 23rd November, making a return to the region in support of their third album Serf’s Up, released earlier this year. The album’s title, according to long-serving guitarist (and Insecure Men frontman) Saul Adamczewski, reflects an ironic swipe at Brexit and the general chaos-of-things. In contrast to the wallowing street punk snarl of their earlier releases, the album features a relatively triumphant sound that revels in its ambitions. Lead single Feet blends bright synths and pulsating melodies with darkly seductive bossa nova rhythms; by contrast, follow-up single Tastes Good With The Money channels the fuzzy glam rock ecstasy of T-Rex (with a hilariously dark Monty Python-inspired video to match).

The polished sound of the record marks something of a detour in musical direction, when compared to the discordant sardonic ramblings epitomised on 2014’s I Am Mark E. Smith, their ode to the inimitable Fall frontman. But fittingly, though they may have undergone a substitute footy-team’s worth of band members just like their post-punk forefathers before them, their current line-up promises to be the best yet, with brothers Lias and Nathan Saoudi on impressive form.

Fat White Family play Newcastle’s Boiler Shop on Saturday 23rd November




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