Fat White Family’s “Tastes Good With Money” Is Uncomfortably Hilarious

It almost makes you feel guilty watching it…ALMOST

Photo: Sarah Piantadosi

Fat White Family is pushing our laughter button while making our consciousness feel almost guilty with their new Monty Python-inspired video “Tastes Good With Money.” Monty Python were a comedy group that were famous for their sketch comedy shows back in 70s and 80s. In this modern take of Monty Python humor, Fat White Family speaks to our oppressed, primal desire for violence that we fulfill through vicarious means – entertainment. There’s a shitload of bloodshed, a ton of family chemistry, and lots of colors:

In regards to the inspiration behind the video, Director Roisin Murphy shared:

“I’ve been making it known for years how much I wanted to make a video for this band. I’m a massive fan of FWF and I’ve been chasing this opportunity for a long time. I used every possible connection I had, I have asked people to ask people, I’ve contacted the band on social media, I really set my heart on this. For me there’s such a charm about them and an authenticity that’s actually incredibly rare. I knew I could not possibly work with a more magnetic bunch of performers.

The idea of referencing Monty Python partly came out of the somewhat absurd and confusing political landscape that we are now living in Britain, Python seems prescient. The British laughing at themselves, a certain kind glee even in the loss of empire, singing as the ship goes down, well it just seems so…of the moment. There is this deep ambivalence to the establishment that resonates with the Fat Whites own irreverent world view.

Most of all I wanted an idea that would give them the confidence and the space to really let go and just perform, too allow them to be raw in what is essentially an unnatural situation for a bunch of ne’er do well musicians.

When I look at the video, what I see is the trust they put in me and I’m so proud of that. Maybe it’s because I am a performer too but they let themselves be put in a kind-of vulnerable situation; they allowed themselves to be foolish, silly and absurd in a way that could have gone tits-up, however, the result is hilarious and the performances are second to none.”

“Tastes Good With Money” is from the band’s upcoming third album Serfs Up!, which will be out on April 19. FWF will embark on their UK headline tour in May, so go join the family:

05/01/19 – The 1865 – SOUTHAMPTON

05/02/19 – Concorde 2 – BRIGHTON

05/03/19 – Academy – BRISTOL

05/04/19 – The Ritz – MANCHESTER

05/07/19 – SWG3 TV – GLASGOW

05/08/19 – Button Factory – DUBLIN

05/0919 – Leadmill – SHEFFIELD

05/10/19 – Rock City – NOTTINGHAM

05/12/19 – Gold Sounds Festival – LEEDS

05/14/19 – Waterfront – NORWICH

05/15/19 – Kentish Town Forum – LONDON