Londoners Fatberg just released their debut EP on the 20th of October via Rat Run Records. I had the pleasure seeing them live at Sister Midnight Records and thought it would be time to have a catch up with them.
Please give us a little intro about your band. How are things at the Fatberg camp?
All is well thank you. We’ve been about for around two years now, starting out playing a lot of shows in and around south east London just before lockdown. We’ve just released our debut EP on Rat Run Records and have just started playing with a new guitarist, Omar. We’ve been working on a load of new material too which has been progressing steadily over the past few months.
'Fatberg' is an unusual name – can you please elaborate on that one?
The Fatberg is a giant mass of waste that has collected in London sewers but since congealed in the hearts of many across the world. In light of recent political events we feel that the fatberg perfectly represents
Recent public opinion distilled and purified, silent, lurking, the British publics core values reduced to its naked essence. Also it’s a funny word.
How would you describe your style to people who aren't familiar with you?
Riffy Distorted fuzzed out unsanitary drain blocking garage rock
What is your favourite thing about London / the London music scene?
The amount of small grassroots local live venues is great.
Do you have any hobbies that you turn to to rejuvenate your creativity? 
Skateboarding and disc golf.
The dreaded subject of Corona – how're you coping with all the madness of lockdown and restrictions to your daily life??
All quite well considering. Nobody in the band has been directly affected, and the enforced idleness was something we all eventually embraced.
New new EP 'Fatberg' (released 20th Oct) – What's it about? What was the process for writing and producing it? 
It's a collection of very mundane and trivial tales. We recorded all of the instruments live and tried to keep it sounding as near to what is sounds like live as we could get it to. It was recorded at Bella union in a day and mastered at Abbey road later.
What’s the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into? 
Currently locked in ongoing existential dispute with Thames water hydro cleansing dept. 
Please finish following sentence “Popular music today is (…)”
As unavoidable as it is we don’t really pay much attention to it.
What's next? What are your plans for 2021? 
To spread the berg. Hear it before you smell it. Smell it before you see it.
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