The video features leading UK post-rockers Thought Forms (including bassist Jim Barr (Portishead, Get The Blessing) plus three more band lineups of guest musicians and a crowd of slogan-bearing fans, showing compassionate strength in numbers against an ever more hateful media and calling out the likes of Theresa May, Paul Dacre and Katie Hopkins as complicit in this:
“I want my country back from unelected liars, hypocrites and sleazy hacks”
Described so far as “an awesome, astute, subversive, catchy political protest song”, “a hard-hitting tune, dripping in riffs, that’s an ear-worm and uplifting” with “massive melodies”, for fans of Weezer, Veruca Salt, Green Day, Belly, Lush and The Breeders, the song is available as a free download until the end of election day.
As Laura wrote, “I invited people to participate in the video because the song isn’t about me – everyone’s voice deserves to be heard, in the same way that everyone’s vote should be respected.”
A separate slogan video was released last week after so many submissions were received that she felt they deserved their own dedicated spotlight – this features messages from artists, performers and fans including Robin Ince, Marc Burrows (The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing), Sean McGowan, Nick Parker and Deux Furieuses.
“I Want My Country Back” is out now on Strataville.