In a new interview, published in today’s Time Out, Wolf Alice have responded to Fat White Family’s attempted ‘beef’.
Back in November, Fat Whites’ founding member Saul Adamczewski dropped off the two bands’ joint European tour, stating: “I wont be doing the rest of the fat whites tour because I cannot stand to listen to Wolf Alice for another night. The Fat Whites sound ok without me so go check them out! you might even get to see a penis!”
It’s a statement that was echoed by the band’s Lias Saoudi in a January Time Out interview. “There’s so much landfill indie and crap industry fodder at the moment,” he stated, “All these horrible bands like Slaves and Peace and Wolf Alice. All this absolute drivel for angry nine-year-olds,” before bemoaning the lack of political engagement amongst said ‘fodder’.
Today, though, Wolfies have bitten back. Asked for a response, Joel’s statement is pretty to the point - “Bring it on!”
Ellie offers up a little more, mind. “A feud through Time Out!” she jokes, “No, there’s an element of truth in what they’re saying [about the need to be politically engaged]. But I don’t think they should call out other bands, you know? It’s a bit presumptuous of him and a bit mean. We’re all learning and adjusting all the time. And also I listened to their album and I couldn’t hear a word he was saying.”
“Also, fuck off,” says Theo. Such a charmer.
“Honestly,” Joel concludes, ever the dreamy mediator, “if the biggest problem you’ve got in your life is Wolf Alice and fucking indie music then you’ve got it fine.”
Read the DIY review of Fat White Family’s ‘Songs For Our Mothers’ here. We struggled with it too, tbh.
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