Fat earthersFat Earthers: Fat Earthers EP  (Prison Records)

Cassette / DL

Out now

Isle of Wight conspiracy theory nutters make noise/punk/psych racket and try and sell it to an unsuspecting public on cassette! Ged Babey puts on a tin foil hat and ear-plugs but is still seduced…

A new phenomenon an epidemic ‘You are living in a giant enclosed system’. A conspiracy that swallows all conspiracy theories whole”  Is it an epidemic of paranoid cynicism?  Is our global mental health failing us?

Fat Earthers combining drum, guitar and lyric in a Psychedelic Punky sweat driven haze, once again leaves you questioning everything…  (Press Release)

 

Make sure the youth is brainwashed….  (Life’s Political)

lifes political

I have met this man (singer/guitarist) ‘Puke’ once.  He has so many pseudonyms and anagrams of his name I forget what he’s really called.  Luke I think.  He has been in a different band every couple of years, due to circumstances, people moving away, shit like that.  He was in Spaff Tits (no idea what that means), Quim Reaper  ( yeah, very un-PC but just to wind people up) and this year – he  has formed the two man Fat Earthers.   His mate Kyle plays drums.
fat earther luke
It’s a primal racket that sounds like an early Sub-Pop band playing Spiral Scratch on shit-loads of drugs.

You have to remember that David Icke lives on the Isle of Wight and it is full of insane people and some great bands  – like Bullybones, Grade Two and the Orders. ( I am allowed to insult people from the Island – my mum was born there – I have Wight Blood!)

There are five songs on the EP the titles of which are pretty self explanatory.  Game Is Rigged, Washing Up, Suicide Bomber, I Heard You’re Still Insane and Life’s Political.  The same old Boredom, Alienation and Despair  coupled with Anger As An Energy,  Nihilism and Self-Annihilation and feeding off ADHD, speed psychosis, short attention span and low boredom threshold.

game is rigged

 

Is it nihilistic psychedelia, or is it psychedelic nihilism?  Is it a call to arms or is the message, give up and get wasted and fuck the lot of them.  Or is it just a soundtrack to smashing your room up?

I really don’t know.  It’s just a brilliant intuitive set of songs capturing the sound of being pissed off and not giving a fuck.  Music which will sell 20 physical copies worldwide but is the essence of punk rock, free expression and the sound of the world imploding captured on a flimsy tape in a plastic cassette.

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All words by Ged Babey

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.

1 COMMENT

  1. They are an interesting pair, the Fat Earthers…
    Tuneful?-nope. Creative?-Nein. Well produced?-Are you kidding?!
    But somehow their brand of low-fi fuzz is remarkably catchy. I’ve had the EP now for a few weeks and it’s still getting plenty of earplay. Then again, some of the best music ever written was quite simple wasn’t it. I’m waiting for the vinyl :O)

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