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New Band Of The Week: White On Sounding Like 'Cocaine' And Escaping The Clutches Of Lana Del Rey

White have been a hard band to pin down thus far. There’s the name, of course, which conveys nothing but a resistance to search engines, and seems deliberately at odds with the neon-streaked electro-funk of the group’s first two singles. Until fairly recently, their identities were just as elusive – no pictures, no performances, nada. When new bands go to such lengths, it’s usually because no-one cares who they are anyway. For White, however, it was more about making a clean break from the past.

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New Music Playlist: Bill Ryder-Jones

I often get the chance to work with unsigned bands, often during their first time in a conventional studio. So I’ll most likely be focusing on those groups in this column. Most likely, at a later point, I’ll run out of unsigned groups to talk about and will mention some of my (very talented) friends bands (By The Sea, Stealing Sheep, Hooton Tennis Club, MiNNETONKA etc).

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Watch Sean Lennon Murder Fat White Family In The New Moonlandingz Video

Up until this point, the only thing wrong with Fat White Family and The Eccentronic Research Council's collaboration The Moonlandingz' masterful track ‘Sweet Saturn Mine’ was the lack of a decent video. Where were all the drugs, the occult shit, the S&M, the taxidermy, the men in black capes, the maggots, the beautiful old Farfisa organs and the stabbings? Where, indeed, was Sean Ono Lennon pretending to be Jimi Hendrix on a sparkly silver guitar?

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