England’s favourite sons, Fat White Family have released a new video for “Tastes Good With The Money.” The clip is described as an absurd Monty Python inspired romp” directed by Roisin Murphy. “Tastes Good With The Money” is of Fat White Family’s forthcoming release Serfs Up! comes out out April, 19th, via Domino Records. The LP 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”.
Roisin Murphy on the video:
I’ve been making it known for years how much I wanted to make a video for this band. I’m a massive fan of FWF and I’ve been chasing this opportunity for a long time. I used every possible connection I had, I have asked people to ask people, I’ve contacted the band on social media, I really set my heart on this. For me there’s such a charm about them and an authenticity that’s actually incredibly rare. I knew I could not possibly work with a more magnetic bunch of performers.
The idea of referencing Monty Python partly came out of the somewhat absurd and confusing political landscape that we are now living in Britain, Python seems prescient. The British laughing at themselves, a certain kind glee even in the loss of empire, singing as the ship goes down, well it just seems so…of the moment. There is this deep ambivalence to the establishment that resonates with the Fat Whites own irreverent world view.
Most of all I wanted an idea that would give them the confidence and the space to really let go and just perform, too allow them to be raw in what is essentially an unnatural situation for a bunch of ne’er do well musicians.
When I look at the video, what I see is the trust they put in me and I’m so proud of that. Maybe it’s because I am a performer too but they let themselves be put in a kind-of vulnerable situation; they allowed themselves to be foolish, silly and absurd in a way that could have gone tits-up, however, the result is hilarious and the performances are second to none.
Having recently played two intimate sold-out shows at the Lexington in London, the band head out on a headline U.K. tour in May.
The full list of shows is as follows:
05/01/19 – The 1865 – SOUTHAMPTON
05/02/19 – Concorde 2 – BRIGHTON
05/03/19 – Academy – BRISTOL
05/04/19 – The Ritz – MANCHESTER
05/07/19 – SWG3 TV – GLASGOW
05/08/19 – Button Factory – DUBLIN
05/0919 – Leadmill – SHEFFIELD
05/10/19 – Rock City – NOTTINGHAM
05/12/19 – Gold Sounds Festival – LEEDS
05/14/19 – Waterfront – NORWICH
05/15/19 – Kentish Town Forum – LONDON