Following the recent announcement of their third album, Serfs Up!, Fat White Family have shared the video to Tastes Good With The Money, an absurd Monty Python inspired ‘romp’ directed by Roisin Murphy.
Talking about the video, Roisin said:
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.
Additionally, the band are set to play a number of in-store shows the week of release of Serfs Up! The London & Kingston in-stores give fans a chance to see the band perform their unmissable full live show in tiny spaces, while the remaining shows see the band perform stripped back re-imaginings of the songs in a baroque style.
The full list of in store performances is as follows:
19.04.19 – Rough Trade East (full band) – LONDON
22.04.19 – Resident – BRIGHTON
23.04.19 – Rough Trade- BRISTOL
24.04.19 – Jacaranda – LIVERPOOL
26.04.19 – Banquet (full band) – KINGSTON
Also, 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:
01.05.19 – The 1865 – SOUTHAMPTON
02.05.19 – Concorde 2 – BRIGHTON
03.05.19 – Academy – BRISTOL
04.05.19 – The Ritz – MANCHESTER
07.05.19 – SWG3 TV – GLASGOW
08.05.19 – Button Factory – DUBLIN
09.05.19 – Leadmill – SHEFFIELD
10.05.19 – Rock City – NOTTINGHAM
12.05.19 – Gold Sounds Festival – LEEDS
14.05.19 – Waterfront – NORWICH
15.05.19 – Kentish Town Forum – LONDON