Lias Saoudi

Lias Kaci Saoudi is a writer, artist and musician, best known as the front man of genre-bending iconoclasts Fat White Family, acid house mongrels Decius and Sheffield based Electronic pioneers The Moonlandingz. Born to a British mother and Algerian father, he grew up in the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland, before moving to London and gaining a Fine Art degree from Slade School of Art.

During the first UK lockdown, Lias began contributing a series of unflinching autobiographical pieces entitled Life Beyond the Neutral Zone to the online cultural hub,The Social Gathering. He is published in The New Frontier: Reflections From the Irish Border (New Island Books, 2021) – an anthology of new writing from some of Ireland’s greatest contemporary authors marking the centenary of partition. He is also the debut guest editor of Ambit Pop, a new annual issue of the venerable quarterly arts magazine.

His first book,Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family and the Miracle of Failure, co-written with Adelle Stripe (Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, Bloomsbury, 2019), is described by Miranda Sawyer in The Observer as “the story of a band that’s always on the brink: of stardom, of madness, of brilliance, of disgrace”. It was published by White Rabbit Books in 2022 and went on to become a Sunday Times Bestseller. 


1. Ten Thousand Apologies by Lias Saoudi and Adelle Stripe
2. The Quietus – Surfing The Lad Totale: Lias Saoudi on supporting Liam at Knebworth.
3. Better Known Podcast – Lias Saoudi