Age of austerity (Pumpkin Records)


As someone born in 68 and introduced to music by punk rock I grew up with the protest song. That could have been the clash, the jam, crass or new model army bands seemed to have something to say about the state we lived in.

Of course that has continued but in a much more private way. Two things the recession has thought us is that
1) we were right to argue for a better way and
2) the art of protest is not dead.

Slowly bands are starting to sing about it once more and luvdump are shining the red and black light. Conflict like they pull no punches. Culture shock like they blend ska with these harsh words. Propoghandhi like they scream and about and plea for us to join them

Keep protesting and believe in making things different. Otherwise we’ve lost

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