"The audio equivalent of a bloody massive T-Bone steak covered in BBQ Sauce..." - Ally McCrae (BBC Radio 1)
Dundonian three-piece Fat Goth release their second album Stud via Hefty Dafty Records on 28th January 2013. With music currently fixated on soppy folk, castrated indie bands and anything else considered "rock" resembling a Bieberesque haircut and a designer neck tattoo, it's about time Fat Goth came and blew them all out the water.
Today, the band have released their first free download single from their album - Debbie's Dirty Harry. It's available to download via their Bandcamp page but you can also grab it from Soundcloud as well.
Album opener "Surf's Down" and "Debbie's Dirty Harry" don't mess around. Fat goth immediately drag you into their world with fast-paced, dirty basslines and thumping lightning quick beats. By the time you hit "Creepy Lounge" you can hear elements of The Jesus Lizard's seminal album "Shot" and moments of Unsane. However, after this gloriously raucous start, "Pinball Moron"takes a massive U-turn. Crooning vocals and a countrified vibe, complete with whistles (!), give you an insight to Fat Goth's humour - very Mike Patton circa Mr. Bungle. Moving on, you quickly realise these boys aren't just beats, drums and loud guitars - behind the pounding force of the music, there are intricate moments that showcase their musicianship and diverse influences - such examples can be found on "You'll Find Me In Da Club (and to be perfectly frank, I'm having a cracking time!)" and "Bang Tidy". Here, Fat Goth effortlessly blend moments of off-kilter instrumental perfection with snarling vocals and balls out rock - imagine what Don Caballero would sound like if they joined forces with the Melvins. The entire album is a masterclass in modern day underground rock, delivering some seriously brilliant songs whilst keeping their tongues placed firmly against their cheeks.
Originally conceived in 2007, the band started life with drummer Mark Keiller, guitarist/vocalist Fraser Stewart and their old school friend Allan Mitchell on bass. After releasing their debut album Mindless Crap in 2010 followed by their EP DOLPHINS!!!!!!!!!!!!! and single Willy Wonka And The Charlie Factory, Mitchell left the band and was swiftly replaced by Kevin Black of Dundee underground post-rock greats Laeto. "Stud" is the fruit of the band's collective labour.
Having played with Chemikal Underground's Holy Mountain, Japanese noise band Tacobonds, appearances at Go North and Wickerman and many a headline show, the band have steadily gained fans amongst their peers and local press, including BBC Radio 1 Scotland's Vic Galloway.
Fat Goth release their second album Stud via Hefty Dafty on 28th January 2013.