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Serfs Up

Fat White Family

Cassette  |  Alternative  |  21 Jun 2019

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Fat White Family Serfs Up Cassette




Serfs Up! is Fat White Family’s third album and their first for new label Domino.It marks the most gratifying and unexpected creative volte face in recent musical history.

Having released their second album, Songs For Our Mothers in January 2016, core-members Lias and Nathan Saoudi relocated to Sheffield and set about writing the album. Joined by co-conspirator Saul Adamczewski and recorded at their own Champzone studios in the Attercliffe area of the city,

Serfs Up! was finished in late autumn 2018 with the help of long-time collaborator, Liam D. May and features a guest appearance from Baxter Dury on Tastes Good With The Money. Serfs Up! is a lush and masterful work, lascivious and personal. Tropical, sympathetic and monumental. It invites the listener in rather than repel them through wilful abrasion. Fat White Family have broken previous default patterns of behaviour, and as such their third album heralds a new day dawning.

Gregorian chants, jackboot glam beats, string flourishes, sophisticated and lush cocktail exotica, electro funk and the twin spirits of Alan Vega and Afrika Bambaataa punctuate the record at various junctures, while the dramatic production of Feet is as immaculately-rendered as ‘Hounds of Love’-era Kate Bush. The dirt is still there of course, but scrape it away and you’ll find a purring engine, gleaming chrome.

Where once they soundtracked a grubby Britain of vape shops, Fray Bentos dinners and blackened tin-foil, a crepuscular comedown realm stalked by Shipman, Goebbels and Mark E. Smith, Fat White Family now inhabit another cosmos entirely. Serfs Up! is the product of a band of outlaws reborn. Few but themselves could have forecast it: Fat White Family survived. Fat White Family got wise. Fat White Family got sophisticated.


Title: Serfs Up

Format: Cassette

Release Date: 21 Jun 2019

Artist: Fat White Family

Sku: 2427224

Catalogue No: WIGMC401

Category: Alternative



A1 Feet

A2 I Believe In Something Better

A3 Vagina Dentata

A4 Kim's Sunsets

A5 Fringe Runner

B1 Oh Sebastian

B2 Tastes Good With The Money

B3 Rock Fishes

B4 When I Leave

B5 Bobby's Boyfriend