Recently, the retro-obsessive group have been invited to play SXSW festival. But in order to fund this trip, they're launching an appeal. Big showcase Stateside festivals don’t come cheap for UK groups, so Fat White Family are responding with a PledgeMusic scheme.
In return for your hard-earned cash, the band promise to giveaway the following opportunities:
- Drum lessons with Dan
- Dinner for two with The Fat White Family cooked by Nathan
- Night out with the band
- Special FWF anthology CD of rare tracks with handmade artwork
Lias from the band posted the following message:
Opportunity has knocked at the door of the Fat White Family, yet due to our fiercely independent nature (and total absence of record company support) we at the moment cannot afford to answer it.
We have been invited across the Atlantic to play a string of shows at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, followed by a tour of the eastern seaboard finishing up in New York City. Bands are not paid for playing this disgusting industry hoedown, and first time fees stateside will barely cover gas and the one motel room we are likely to share each night after the shows. Indeed, even as I write this in the bowels of the Queen’s Head on Stockwell Road, the only thing perpetuating my will to exist is a Sainsbury’s ‘Taste the Difference’ Spaghetti Bolognese I weighed in as potatoes at the self service check out (88p nice!).
Alas, my budget for flying out to tour America currently stands at £3.47. With the rest of the group languishing in similar or worse financial hopelessness, we are turning to you, sisters and brothers, to fund our venture; don’t let those yanks go away thinking that all this country produces is middle of the road, safe as houses homogenized industry crap, send them the Fat White Family, make a difference, make a pledge….
In return for your pledge we are offering ourselves up body and soul, for the next 6 weeks we are on sale. You can have the band come around to your house and cook you dinner, you can have any member of the band give you a special massage, you can purchase a 25 track limited edition anthology of rarities and b-sides, you can have us do some casual labour on your property, there is no low to which we shall not comfortably stoop; the future of bad taste is in your hands, don’t let it slide through your fingers and mucky your shoes.
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