Fat White Family share new song for Christmas – watch

"Merry Christmas one and all! And peace to all mankind!" the band wrote on their Facebook page

Fat White Family have shared a new song with fans for Christmas.

The south London band posted the track, ‘The Drones’, on their Facebook page last night (December 24). It is the first new material they’ve shared since unveiling their latest single ‘I Am Mark E Smith’ in September. You can watch the video for the new song at the top of the page.

Alongside the video, the band wrote: “Lay down your stone cold cynicism, revel no longer in your weary disdain for places and the people who fill them, ’tis that special night once more! Let the coffers of human kindness overflow and spill their beauteous load into the dank mid winter night; from the mansions of penge to the gardens of chechnya, from new yorks choking boulevards to the folks back in algeria, merry christmas one and all! And peace to all mankind!”

It was announced earlier this year that Fat White Family will form part of next year’s NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas. Palma Violets, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves will also feature on the bill.

The NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas dates are as follows:

Sheffield, Leadmill (February 19)
Leeds, O2 Academy (2)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (21)
Glasgow, O2 ABC (22)
Nottingham, Rock City (24)
Manchester, Ritz (26)
Oxford, O2 Academy (27)
Birmingham, Institute (28)
Bristol, O2 Academy (March 2)
Portsmouth, Pyramids (3)
London, Forum (4)

To check the availability of NME Awards Tour with Austin Texas tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.

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The NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas take place on February 18, 2015 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.