I got a message from Tom from Anti the other day. He was sharing this song. After the first listen it seemed so familiar. I couldn’t figure out whether I’d heard it before or if it just reminded me of something. And then I read their blurb
“Anti’ got its world exclusive as part of the virtual Rebellion Festival and is now being released
digitally, backed by a video made by filmmaker Will Hutchinson.
And that explains it all. I watched Rebellion online last year and heard this, saw the vidoe and was impressed. Of course, in these days of so many impressive songs and releases I made the mistake of not following up. Faith has now decided otherwise and here is the track for you to catch up on.
Says front man, Tom Carson “Anti is about the evolution or de-evolution of protest. When you look back at the Poll Tax riots for example, we took the fight to the places of power but if you look at protest now it can just be an excuse for someone to loot an electrical shop and bag themselves a new TV or do a post on social media using an angry emoji and hoping people like their post rather than do something about the issue”
I like that this slab of punk rock means something.
“Has anger become a fashion? Issues remain the same but protest moves onto the next thing
and never seems to look back until it comes round again. Some protesters just want their badge
and t-shirt, wear it for a bit and then look for something new to wear. A protest is not a
sponsored charity walk or nice day out in London, it’s a tiny tiny piece of a bigger and longer