For my first music review I’ve had the pleasure of listening to these guys for the last week or so and to be honest they’re not the kind of band or type of music I would usually get in to and it’s hard to compare them to any band I’ve ever heard, but surely that’s a good thing right? They’re pretty unique in their own special way as they are standing up for what they believe in, and it certainly shows in the music they are creating.
Let’s put it this way, the leader of the band Wayne Murdoch who comes from a mining background doesn’t hold back on his views of the law, the media and the sorry state of affairs going on in most of the towns across the country these days. His lyrics have a powerful yet truthful meaning about them, he covers problem areas such as poverty, racism, domestic violence, and how it has affected the working people of Britain over many years.
Kerry Ann and in certain tracks mc tanzanite compliment Murdoch’s out of this world writing by adding wonderful harmonies and reggae rhymes to paint a harsh picture of how Britain is being portrayed at this very moment in time and it really is impressive to say the least. From the beautiful yet brutal Idiot Village to the absolute belter of an anthem Babylon Working this albums got everything.
The guys have grafted immensely to get their tunes out there and although it might not be everyone’s cup of tea you can see why there’s a lot of interest in them. Their music has been heard and played by the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Janice Long (BBC Radio) and clash legend Mick Jones who actually took them out on tour as special guests after hearing Murdoch’s political poetry and falling in love with it.
Overall I’m really impressed with the album, it has many twists and turns but it’s a story of a working class hero who is determined to be heard, fair play to him for trying to stir things up in the music industry.
Deffo a 9/10