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Fat White Family say IDLES are ‘self-neutering middle class boobs’ and that Sleaford Mods ‘keep banging on about shit wages and kebabs’

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Fat White Family have thrown their hat into the ring on an ongoing feud between Sleaford Mods and IDLES.

In a Facebook post promoting their upcoming UK and Europe tour, the band wrote that they are “100% with Jason Williamson [of Sleaford Mods] on that band Idles.”

Part of the message reads: “the last thing our increasingly puritanical culture needs right now is a bunch of self neutering middle class boobs telling us to be nice to immigrants; you might call that art, I call it sententious pedantry.”

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But then the band took aim at Sleaford Mods, writing: “That being said how long are Sleaford Mods going to keep banging on about shit wages and kebabs? There’s only two of them and they have NO BACKLINE!$$$$$$$$$$$$$££!!!!”

I'm 100% with Jason Williamson on that band Idles, the last thing our increasingly puritanical culture needs right now…

Posted by Fat White Family on Monday, February 18, 2019

Later in the post the band urges fans to “do the right thing” and “line our pockets” by purchasing tickets for their spring tour.

Fat White Family’s post is in reference to comments made last Wednesday (February 14) by Sleaford Mods frontman Jason Williamson in which he accused IDLES of “appropriating a working class voice”.

In a fan Q&A on The Guardian, Williamson said that the Bristol punks’ take on politics is “cliched, patronising, insulting and mediocre”, adding that he doesn’t “like them at all”.

Sleaford Mods have often previously attacked IDLES on Twitter, despite Williamson admitting that he was a fan of the quintet’s debut album, ‘Brutalism’.

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Meanwhile, in an interview with NME last month, IDLES frontman Joe Talbot said that the band were “a message to the boring”, and that punk music is in rude health in 2019.

Fat White Family’s new album ‘Serfs Up!’, is due for release on April 19, via Domino.

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