Track Of The Day – Lions Of Dissent – Turn Up The Struggle.

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Lions Of Dissent – Turn Up The Struggle.

It’s not entirely clear if Lions Of Dissent are a group in the traditional sense of the word or an evolving creative collective based around a core unit. Apparently, on occasion, they can have up to ten members in their line up. Which must make touring fun.

However what is crystal clear is the fact they can produce soaring, melodic impassioned indie/psych/dance anthems.  Influences may flit in and out of their sound yet they don’t really fit neatly into any obvious musical genre box.  They have can count among their fans  Simon Raymonde (Bella Union/Cocteau Twins,) Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson, Lee Scratch Perry and Primal Scream bassist Simone Marie Butler.

They follow up the brutal, bruising rush of ‘Honey From Hell’ (which sounds a bit like the B52’s trapped in a car crusher doing battle with an agitated street preacher ) with ‘Turn Up The Struggle.’ Its another angry propulsive slice of cosmic disco psych with a relentless melody and a rabble-rousing chorus.

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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