Listening to Fat White Family’s Yellow Woman is like walking through a nightmare fairground, waiting for an evil clown to jump out from the shadows. The notes provided by Nathan Saudi’s organ are sharp and dissonant, mechanical even, a machine about to grind to a halt while still keeping the important human element.
Singing by vocalists Lias Saudi and Saul Adamczewski is ethereal, helped along with plenty of reverb. The lyrics are hard to hear, obscured by and melding with the controlled chaos of the music.
Yellow Woman is unrushed, playing at its own speed, until it ends abruptly in a final clash of notes.
A recent pledge to the public to get them to America means Fat White Family will be heading to Texas this month to play SXSW Festival. The single Yellow Woman is out now.