Thatcher once said ‘And, you know, there is no such thing as society’ and in those ten words summed up a political ideology that has not only been assiduously embraced by the current government, but one from which they seem to almost derive some sort of sadistic, twisted sexual pleasure. I mean what else can explain the unedifying and frankly repulsive sight of odious bald f***wit and Tory Obergruppenführer Iain Duncan Smith practically creaming his pants during George Osborne’s recent ‘let them eat cake’ budget? A budget which attacked the young, the poor, the public sector workers, tore away the benefits system safety net and rewarded the rich whilst revealing IDS’s grotesque ‘O face’ *shudder*
Leed’s collective Autobahn’s latest song Society from their forthcoming debut album ‘Dissemble’(21st August 2015 on Tough Love Records,) shows they reject the promotion of selfish individualism as a virtue and believe in society as a force for good when based on compassion not greed. Singer Craig Johnson explains “This song encapsulates a longing for a complete society, a society where people won’t be judged, where people can have faith in humanity, We don’t live in that place now, especially with this government, but we can change this.” As you’d expect from Autobahn Society is full of dark urgent drama replete wth Johnson’s strident, vitriolic vocal, vociferous percussion and lacerating guitars.
The band have announced a full UK tour in support of their forthcoming debut album and play a special hometown show at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds on 22nd August, just after an appearance in London at Old Blue Last on 21st.
21 Aug – Old Blue Last, London
22 Aug – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
02 Sep – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
03 Sep – The Bullingdon, Oxford
04 Sep – The Cookie, Leicester
05 Sep – Sunflower, Birmingham
06 Sep – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
10 Sep – Gulivers, Manchester
11 Sep – Fruit, Hull
12 Sep – Glasgow, Audio
13 Sep – Head of Steam, Newcastle
Dissemble is released on 21st August 2015.
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