If you’re into The Fat White Family, then I’m sure you’ve heard Lias Saoudi and Saul Adamczewski’s side project with Eccentronic Research Council, The Moonlandingz.
The Moonlandingz are a fictional group, which is a collaboration between north & south England’s outsider music makers & analogue sculptures, The Fat White Family and Eccentronic Research Council.
The EP tells a story from the point of view of a woman obsessed by the lead singer (Johnny Rocket) of an up & coming local band (The Moonlandingz). So wait, a fictional band, told from the perspective of an obsessed fan. Confused yet?
Well anyway, the EP is out April 13th and features BBC6Music ‘track of the day’ single, Sweet Saturn Mine, whose video casts actress and ERC collaborator Maxine Peakes.
The EP consists of pysch-rock layered generously with avant garde electronics. Vocally, Lias provides his trademark – a little seedy, a little disturbing, monotone croak. Drawing influences from the likes of Lou Reed and Mark E. Smith.
Tracks taken from The Moonlandingz EP is to feature as part of ERC’s forthcoming concept album, ‘Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine..I’m Your Biggest Fan!!’, released May 18th on Fat Whites’ homegrown label, Without Consent.
This EP is a hint of what The Fat White Family have been up to following the release of their 2013 LP, Champagne Holocaust & features a more subtle approach. Not for everyone granted, but I highly recommend a listen. It’s interesting, it’s unsettling and most of all it’s fresh.