Hebden Bridge saw the return of South London’s post punk six piece, Fat White Family, on Tuesday night for their mini festival warm up show (for the likes of Citadel Festival and End Of The Road). Formed in 2011, the six piece have created two incredible pieces of art: “Champagne Holocaust” and “Songs for our Mothers” with an addition of other supergroups such as The Moonlandingz, Insecure Men and Warmduscher, who have all released debut albums since 2017 through different record labels.
Having a history of sweaty intimate shows, Fat White Family did not loose their standards despite the 1 year silence (whilst they work on different projects such as The Moonlandingz). The set opened with the classic album opener ‘Auto Neutron’ following through to tracks such as ‘Garden Of The Numb’ and ‘Touch The Leather’. The 6 piece were accompanied by 3 other musicians on stage, including Mairead O’Connor(Slow Club & The Moonlandingz).
Illuminated by deathing red back lights, Fat White Family played a series of tracks from their two LP’s including big singles such as ‘Whitest Boy On The Beach’ and ‘Heaven On Earth’. No new music was premiered despite LP 3 being in the works for the group. Lias Kaci Saoudi (lead vocals) took the stage in immense fury whilst crowd members chanted the lyrics throughout the set, whilst Saoudi joined the crowd during ‘Wild American Prairie’. Lead guitarist and back up vocalist Saul Adamczewski left a permanent mark upon Hebden Bridge with immense heavy riffs through tracks such as ‘I Am Mark E Smith’.
Fat White Family are truly one of the most exciting bands that have came out of the UK within this decade, a string of epic singles and glorious artworks have made this band recognisable to thousands and made a heavy impact on the South London music scene – followed by the likes of Shame and HMLTD.