Fat Goth announce ‘Surf’s Down (live)’ single and tour!

March 4, 2013


For fans of… Mike Patton, The Jesus Lizard, Melvins, Mclusky

“‘Stud’ is profoundly uneasy listening at its best, and weirdo freaks everywhere should love it.” – 8/10, Rock Sound Magazine

“You’ll be none the wiser by the end of it all, but much richer for stumbling in to Fat Goth’s odd little universe.” – 4Ks, Kerrang! Magazine

“…anyone pining for the hard-edged, stripped-down end of the 90s American alt-rock wedge, Fat Goth may be the band for you.” –

“The audio equivalent of a bloody massive T-Bone steak covered in BBQ Sauce…” Ally McCrae (BBC Radio 1)

Fat Goth released their brilliant second album Stud in January and received an array of outstanding reviews from Rock Sound, Kerrang!, Artrocker, BBC, Drowned in Sound and many more.

This led to the FG boys being nominated for Best Alternative Rock Band at this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards – they’re also set to open the event, playing live on March 8th at The Garage in Glasgow with the SAMA results announced on the same evening.

As the boys prepare for a tour in April/May, they’re pleased to announced their next single release, a live version of the album track Surf’s Down, due to drop on April 1st via Hefty Dafty.

To get a taster, the video for Surf’s Down (live) is available to watch now via Fat Goth’s YouTube channel.

Catch the boys on tour this April and May. More dates will be announced soon, keep checking Fat Goth’s Facebook page for the latest news.


  • Saturday April 27th – Bar Bloc, Glasgow
  • Sunday April 28th – Fox & Newt, Leeds
  • Tuesday April 30th – Undertone, Cardiff
  • Thursday May 2nd – Camden Our Black Heart, London

Fat Goth previously released two free singles – Debbie’s Dirty Harry and Creepy Lounge, both of which you can download via the band’s Bandcamp page.

Debbie’s Dirty Harry by Fat Goth

Creepy Lounge by Fat Goth

You can watch the video for Creepy Lounge now via the band’s YouTube channel.


Stud‘s opener “Surf’s Down” and “Debbie’s Dirty Harry” doesn’t mess around. Fat Goth immediately drag you into their world with fast-paced, dirty basslines and thumping, lightning quick beats. By the time you hit “Creepy Lounge” you can hear elements of The Jesus Lizard‘s seminal album “Shot” and moments of Unsane. However, after this gloriously raucous start, “Pinball Moron”takes a massive U-turn. Crooning vocals and a countrified vibe, complete with whistles (!), give you an insight to Fat Goth’s humour – very Mike Patton circa Mr. Bungle. Moving on, you quickly realise these boys aren’t just beats, drums and loud guitars – behind the pounding force of the music, there are intricate moments that showcase their musicianship and diverse influences – such examples can be found on “You’ll Find Me In Da Club (and to be perfectly frank, I’m having a cracking time!)” and “Bang Tidy”. Here, Fat Goth effortlessly blend moments of off-kilter instrumental perfection with snarling vocals and balls out rock – imagine what Don Caballero would sound like if they joined forces with the Melvins. The entire album is a masterclass in modern day underground rock, delivering some seriously brilliant songs whilst keeping their tongues placed firmly against their cheeks.

Originally conceived in 2007, the band started life with drummer Mark Keiller, guitarist/vocalist Fraser Stewart and their old school friend Allan Mitchell on bass. After releasing their debut album Mindless Crap in 2010 followed by their EP DOLPHINS!!!!!!!!!!!!! and single Willy Wonka And The Charlie Factory, Mitchell left the band and was swiftly replaced by Kevin Black of Dundee underground post-rock greats Laeto. Stud is the fruit of the band’s collective labour.

Having already played with Chemikal Underground‘s Holy Mountain, Japanese noise band Tacobonds, METZ and appearances at Go North and Wickerman and many a headline show, the band are ready to take Stud on the road in 2013 with dates planned throughout March, April and beyond. All of Fat Goth’s dates can be found on their Facebook page.

Stud is available to buy via the band’s Bandcamp page. Alternatively, you can purchase it via Amazon, iTunes, or Deezer. You can also listen to Stud via Spotify.

The band’s next single will be Surf’s Down, due for release on 1st April 2013, supported by a live video.

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