The band, currently on tour in North America, were unaware that the 10pm deadline had passed
Fat White Family posted a video online on Thursday night (May 7) urging their fans to vote for Labour in the UK general election – despite the polls having closed nine minutes earlier.
The band, currently on tour in North America, posted a video shot on a smartphone in which they repeatedly chant “vote Labour” in a cappella. However, the band had not realised that voting had finished at 10pm UK time and that anyone convinced to vote by the video was too late. Watch the video below.
One commenter underneath the video asked if the band had managed to vote despite being in America, to which they replied: “We all have the power of omnipresence, that was not necessary.”
The Conservatives won a shock overall majority despite opinion polls pointing towards a hung parliament prior to the election.
Fat White Family made their debut US TV performance on The Late Show with David Letterman last month (April 2), performing ‘Is It Raining In Your Mouth?’. The track appears on the band’s album ‘Champagne Holocaust’. A censored version of the album artwork was displayed by Letterman prior to the band’s performance.
Fat White Family are currently in the process of recording the follow up to ‘Champagne Holocaust’ and have been using John Lennon’s old Beatles equipment while working on the record at his son Sean’s recording studio in New York City.
The south London band’s new album is being co-produced by Sean Lennon after the band met him at a performance at SXSW in 2014. Work on the record has been taking place at Lennon’s state-of-the-art studio in a remote upstate mansion owned by Yoko Ono.
Earlier this year Fat White Family toured the UK as this part of the NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas, completing a line-up that also included headliners Palma Violets, as well as Slaves and The Wytches.