Austerity have shared the video for their latest single, ‘Imperialism’. A potent and uplifting antidote to the pressure of lockdown that keeps the punches rolling following their debut album Anarcho Punk Dance Party released Friday 1st November 2019 via Every Man His Own Football + Quiet Backwater.
A song with an infectious rhythm and the a video that strikes at the heart of the lockdown position with its diy video clips. Anarcho Punk with melody and a totally modern uplifting vibe. Austerity are a band that encompass all that is great in the punk world, new and fresh, a nod to the past, but never sitting still and stagnating.
On the single, the band said: “During this great societal pause we call lockdown, we’ve been inspired by the solidarity and sense of community that has poured out of every corner of the planet. Seeing neighbours helping neighbours and communities looking out for each other has reminded us all that we are stronger together than we are alone. We wanted to celebrate that spirit of togetherness by asking our nearest and dearest to express themselves on camera, creating a montage of our collective isolation. Making it has made us feel even more connected to our surroundings and the people we love.“
“This is a special moment in history, when the wheels of capitalism have slowed down enough that we’ve found time to take stock of our society, to question the priorities of our economy and to re-assess what we value and who we hold dear. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the world…don’t let this moment slip through our fingers. We may be alone, but we are alone together. Solidarity to you all. See you on the other side!”
With intelligent, nuanced lyrics that draw on complex and confrontational anarcha-feminist political themes, Austerity write songs that might not be for everyone, but are more than necessary in modern-day Britain.
Tommy Vincent – Vocals + Guitar
Stu Chaney – Bass + Vocals
Sam Luck – Drums + Percussion
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