Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family and the Miracle of Failure

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Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family and the Miracle of Failure

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Her debut novel, BLACK TEETH AND A BRILLIANT SMILE, was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and Portico Prize for Literature.

This is not just a music Bio, we cover the Saoudi brothers multicultural upbringing of a mixed Algerian Berber father and Yorkshire mother and the trials and tribulations that that caused in such places as Northern Ireland when their parents split and their mother took them to live there with her new husband. She was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize, Portico Prize for Literature and Penderyn Music Book Prize. As well as the unparalleled joy of keeping the publication alive, you'll receive benefits including exclusive editorial, podcasts, and specially-commissioned music by some of our favourite artists. You could see the entire Fat Whites’ story as a quest – an epic, swashbuckling, decade-long battle – simply to bag some affordable housing. But “Ten Thousand Apologies” is so much more than a story of artistic hedonism (however gut-wrenchingly gripping those sections are).

If I am going to read anything music it has to be the more obscure, those that had a brief moment in the sun, and from my part of the world Fat White family fit that obscurity. The second is that given the toxic mix of massive egos, sibling rivalry and chronic insecurity that any music was actually recorded. From the astonishing tales of debauchery and degradation detailed in this book, it is clear that the existence of Fat White Family isn’t so much a career as an extended exercise in self-loathing.

Fat White Family, the cult indie band started in 2011 by brothers Lias and Nathan Saoudi, along with Saul Adamczewski, have had an unsettled lineup and a bumpy career. But this is also an effect of the searing honesty and piercing self-analysis which is a hallmark of “Ten Thousand Apologies”.

Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. He was staring into my eyes, munching his own speed-ravaged fea- tures, making an awful gummy sound as he did so. Grim, too, is Saul’s south London childhood: bullied, suicidal, defiant, he ends up, aged 14, in a boarding school for troubled youths.

Lias turns to art to save himself from the grimness (there is an excellent Schiele-esque self-portrait in the book); it leads him to London and the Slade art school.Struggled to tear myself away from it at times, laughed, grimaced, longed to start again - a new yard stick for future biogs in my book! These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. A revealing examination of the dysfunctional songwriting partnership at the heart of one of Britain’s most unpredictable and controversial contemporary rock ’n’ roll bands, Sweating Tears with Fat White Family features candid interviews by author Adelle Stripe with Fat White Family singer Lias Saoudi and guitarist Saul Adamczewski. I said, expecting some pearl of ethereal wisdom from on high, some nugget of total truth only available to those that reach the source.

And yet, they clearly are/were a) whip-smart and b) had some important, conscious motivations for how they made music. There is a socio-economic/political element within this, which gives it the credentials of a State of the Nation piece. From the mountains of Algeria to the squats of South London via sectarian Northern Ireland, Ten Thousand Apologies is the sordid and thrilling story of the country's most notorious rock band, Fat White Family. I liked them a lot, though they argued from start to finish, and Saul eventually stormed off, supposedly because he couldn’t stand to be in the interview any longer, but really because he needed to score. No, no, like this, let me show you…’ he gently exhaled, his sallow yet thoughtful eyes pinned to the procedure.Never slowing down or dulling it's blade, all 318 pages of this book are geared to be consumed in rapid succession and never fail to satisfy.

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