Fatso Jetson in Leeds
Northern Guitars Cafe Bar, Leeds
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Desertscene, in association with The Brooklyn Brewery, are proud to announce The Desertfest Tour will be hitting up Leeds' Northern Guitars Cafe Bar on 23rd January 2018. Featuring desert rock legends FATSO JETSON and their drummer, Tony Tornay's new project, All Souls, the tour will pass through Leeds as part of a six date UK run between the 23rd and 28th of January.
Founded in 1994 by Yawning Man's Mario and Larry Lalli, alongside Tony Tornay, Fatso Jetson were one of those few special bands at the very epicentre of the desert and stoner rock movements. With Yawning Man having already laid the foundations years earlier, and bands such as Kyuss beginning to build upon them, Fatso Jetson couldn't have been birthed at a more perfect time.
Forming their new band on those long after hours sessions in the Lalli cousins' bar, Rhythm & Brews, Fatso Jetson came to life. Whilst a similar core with their previous work was undeniable, the band set themselves apart from the pure desert rock of what came before by injecting elements of punk and surf. The rough around the edges tradition carried over into their first release Stinky Little Gods, but the pure sunshine was partially obscured by hints of a more uneasy vibe; that bit heavier, that bit darker and that bit louder.
Over two decades later, Fatso Jetson's place in stoner rock canon is earned via their impressive back catalogue, which includes the must listen Power of Three and 2016's phenomenal Idle Hands. We couldn't be more excited to be teaming up with them for a UK tour.
They'll be joined by All Souls, a relatively new project from FJ's drummer Tony Tornay. With a self described mission statement of blending Pixies inspired hooks and QotSA style riffs with a reverence to 80's darkwave, All Souls should be a perfect accompaniment for the tour. So make sure you don't miss out when Fatso Jetson and All Souls hit up Leeds on the 23rd January. Book your tickets today.
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