El Fatso sounds like a bromance of Joshua Homme and The Big Lebowski: a mix of acapulco-shirts, motoroil and white russians.
The Rotterdam (the Netherlands) based band describes their style as Rock ‘n’ Roffa: bawdy, intelligent and sexy. They get their inspiration from the work of Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Millionaire. Music for a nighttime drive on the highway: speeding tickets guaranteed.
Starting out as a three-piece band in 2016, El Fatso won the audience award of Eendracht Festival 7.0 while playing their first gig. In 2017 the band released their 'Pro Bono Mixtape', containing the singles 'Rodion' and 'Fatsination'. ‘Rodion’ was the most listened track on Reddit (and featured on multiple playlists, e.g. r/ListenToThis). The band expanded when guitar player Lennard van den Akker was asked to join the band in the summer of 2017. In 2018 the now four-piece played lots of shows in The Netherlands and did a tour in Spain. The release show of their debut EP 'El Fatso' in home town Rotterdam was completely sold out. They played the finale of the band contest Nobel Award 2019, in which they also introduced the fifth member of the band: Thomas Gribnau on guitar and synthesizer. February 2020 marked their first support show for Ten Times A Million.
New single 'Thirsty' is out ! Funky swagger rock with themes about hypocrisy, bastardism and deception. Check it out now!