Fat Dog’s ‘I Am The King’ Is An Off Piste Break-up Anthem

And it name-checks The Karate Kid II...

London outfit Fat Dog return with new single ‘I Am The King’.

The band’s eagerly anticipated debut album ‘WOOF.’ is out on September 6th, and it follows a string of visceral, gripping live shows. Fat Dog will hit the road in support of the LP, announcing a string of in-store dates for Autumn.

Alongside this, the multi-member outfit have also shared a brand new single. “A lot of music at the moment is very cerebral and people won’t dance to it,” says Chris Hughes. “Our music is the polar opposite of thinking music.”

Thumping electronic production in the vein of Underworld, Fat Dog tweak this by adding some super-sleazy synth-punk.

Lyrically, it’s a kind of break-up anthem but given a Fat Dog twist – with a curious reference to often-overlooked cinema staple The Karate Kid II, as well.

“It was written in the toilets of the Wetherspoons pub in Forest Hill,” says frontman Joe Love. “It was after I got broken up with.” 

Tune in now.

Catch Fat Dog at the following in-store shows:

7 London Rough Trade East
8 Bristol Rough Trade
9 Nottingham Rough Trade
10 Liverpool Rough Trade

Photo Credit: Pooneh Ghana 

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