Fat White Family, Touch the Leather/Yellow Woman 7” (Hate Hate Hate Records, 3/10/2014)
“Sport socks and a/warm sweater”
Sleazy, sexy, ooky. The Birthday Party carousing with Suicide and The Cramps at a bacchanal. Writhing sirens ply you with drink and exhort you out of your humdrum togs and into something latex. A masked figure leads you, leashed, to the inner chamber. Touch the leather, indeed.
Loving this band right now, out of London-se-Algeria (per their bio) – their debut full length, out last year, was a mish mash of craziness. This double a-side single (I particularly like the krautrocky opening bars of the “redux” version of the a-side) is slinky, but in a pleasingly menacing way. Go get it.
[Shout out to Sam at the label for hooking me up with the download for this. Cheers, Sam – whinging on Facebook really does work!]