7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Leeds University Union - Stylus
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About this event
Blake lied. The road of excess is littered with twitching corpses and leads only to a portcullis kept firmly shut to those mouthy proles who dare to voyage deep into a prolonged derangement of the senses. But fear not: Fat White Family, the band you hate to love, have stormed the palace, ceased the throne and with their third album Serfs Up! are set to embark on their imperial phase as overlords of a kingdom of their own making. It also marks the most gratifying and unexpected creative volte face in living musical memory. Seven years into a career defined by collapsing masculinity, Celtic mysticism, pound shop shamanism, provocation, eroticism, wanton violence, joy, radical empathy, narcissism, hog-like indulgence, personality defects and a fondness for both extreme left and right-wing aesthetics - and some of the best musical performances this fractured isle has ever witnessed and the South London spawned band return, clean(ish) and serene(ish). Serfs Up! could be called a career defining moment, were the Fat Whites always a drug band with a rock problem to ever have considered this a career. It’s not. It’s so much more. It’s struggle. It’s survival. Potential, finally, has been realised, the odds have been defied, and the Fat White Family’s greatness can no longer be denied.