Fat Gold Chain
Fat Gold Chain is an electronic/dance band from Melbourne, Australia, via Colombo and Accra. Created by two virtuoso percussionists, the music of Fat Gold Chain is built on a simmering bed of beats, drums and rhythm, with layers of electronic blips, synth pop, searing baselines, samples, and vocals ranging from hip hop chants to soaring balladeering – all of which is artfully combined to express Jacob and Kanchanaʼs stories of love, life, perseverance and spiders. Live on stage, Fat Gold Chain play kpanlogo, dun dun and brekete drums, sing and sample to make the people dance. In 18 short months, Fat Gold Chain have released a self-titled EP, played St Kilda and Coburg music festivals to capacity crowds, shared the stage with Ash Grunwald at WOMADelaide, played supports for the likes of Sietta and headlined shows in Melbourne bars and clubs – all while writing and recording material for their upcoming debut album. With instrumental backing reminiscent of Danger Mouse, Madlib and Animal Collective, pop stylings akin to Hot Chip and The Gorillaz and drawing from ancient traditional musics of Sri Lanka and Africa, Fat Gold Chain live is anything-but-predictable, eminently danceable and instantly memorable.