The King Blues are back with a bang ladies and gents. Older, wiser and old wounds healed among the band, they have hit the ground running with a punk rock banger.
We recently wrote about Victoria Hume's terrific measured political attack 'Ungoverned'. Her track was the musical equivalent of an intelligent Question Time audience response. Itch's is a furious polemic looking for swift and violent action.
Musically this everything you would expect from The King Blues. Itch's distinctive punk rock via hip hop vocals are met with thunderous riffage a la Crass and Minor Threat.
Lyrically, it is scathing of the Syria bombing campaign. Itch is riled by the 'bastards in power and nobody stopping them' and this is his response. Also, their is a great reference to 'Save The World, Get The Girl' in the opening blast:
“This is isn't stupid / It's stupid the sequel.”
It's great to have them back but better still, the video has been watched by 250,000 people inside 24 hours. It fills our hearts with joy that a King Blues audience still exists. It feels it with hope that so many are open to such a visceral record.
The King Blues tour kicks off tomorrow in Norwich. Get out and support them.