Fat White Family have released a brand new single.
The Lias Saudi-fronted London manics have spent the best part of three years out of the spotlight, relocating to Sheffield in search of hope as they set out to record their third studio album, Serf’s Up, due 19 April via Domino.
News of the album – their first as a trio – is preceded by the grim neo-funk of lead single Feet, a song which retains all the hallmarks of a classically eerie Fat White Family song all the while operating on a slick wavelength inundated with string flourishes, syncopated beats and the odd glimpse of autotune.
Speaking of new music in a post shared to Facebook, Saudi said: “I suppose it was almost exactly two years ago that myself and what was left of this band exiled ourselves to Sheffield in search of yet another renaissance, with only our unshakable dedication to the struggle and a copy of The Commodores ‘Nightshift’ to pull us through. Most Londoners never have and never will fully understand the true horrors of a northern winter, what that much grey sky can do to the human heart. We baptised ourselves again and again in her bitter drizzle, feeding on the monotony of it all as if it were the nectar of the elect. And by the side of a rotten canal in a room half the size of a public toilet, armed with a limited equipment budget, our wits and time, we once again set upon revealing the true face of God, measuring out his/her/their glorious countenance in rhyme, meter, groove and melody.“
Check out the artwork and tracklist for Serf’s Up below, and pre-order your copy here.
2 I Believe In Something Better
3 Vagina Dentata
4 Kim’s Sunsets
5 Fringe Runner
6 Oh Sebastian
7 Tastes Good With The Money
8 Rock Fishes
9 When I Leave
10 Bobby’s Boyfriend