London band reach out to fans in bid to fund trip to SXSW festival

Fat White Family have asked fans to fund their trip to South By South West and are offering to share music, cook dinner, host a primal scream workshop and even massage fans in return.

The London based band have been invited to play at the annual US music festival, which takes place in Austin, Texas. With no record label to fund the trip, Fat White Family have instead set up a Pledge Music page listing a range of services available to fans and how much they will cost.

Among the services are the chance to have the band visit your house and cook a meal, purchase a 25 track limited edition anthology of rarities and B-sides as well as something described as a “primal scream workshop”. Frontman Lias Saoudi says: “There is no low to which we shall not comfortably stoop; the future of bad taste is in your hands, don’t let it slide through your fingers and mucky your shoes.”

The list of services on offer includes:

Special massage from any member of Fat White Family
Primal scream workshop with Lias
Drum lessons with Dan
Dinner for two with Fat White Family cooked by Nathan
Dance, and sing backing vocals on stage with Fat White Family
Personalised answerphone message
Night out with Fat White Family
Tattoo by Dan
Special The Fat White Family anthology CD of rare tracks with handmade artwork
Be in the next video
Yuppies Out pipe
One man band show with Adam Harmer

Meanwhile, The Fat White Family play live as part of this year’s have joined the line up for this year’s NME Awards Shows 2014 with Austin, Texas. The band will perform at Electrowerkz on February 25.

The initial line-up of gigs, which also includes headline dates from Phoenix, Parquet Courts, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Speedy Ortiz, will take place at various venues around London between February 2-25 next year.

To check the availability of NME Awards Shows 2014 tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.