“Sons and Daughters”: Captain SKA’s Xmas follow-up single to “Liar Liar”

If you enjoyed the GE17 anti-Tory song “Liar Liar” making #4 on the UK singles chart, Captain SKA will be launching a new single on December 15th, just in time for the Christmas chart. All proceeds to food banks and The People’s Assembly Against Austerity.

Sons and Daughters

Anti-Theresa May song joins race for Christmas No.1. Here's the teaser for the new Captain SKA Christmas single! Available for download on December 15. Remember that BBC Radio 1 refused to play #LiarLiar due to "Election Rules"? Nothing to stop them this time..right?? We might even give Simon Cowell a run for his money!! You know what to do!! #ToriesOutForXmas

Posted by The People's Assembly Against Austerity on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Theresa May “not very happy” about Liar Liar song

From the Daily Telegraph: Theresa May has admitted she is “not very happy” about a song which labels her a “liar”.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat, she said: “Well, I’ve heard bits of it and to be perfectly honest I’m not very happy about it. I don’t much like it, I don’t think anybody would when they heard a song about themselves like that.”

Theresa May protest song hits #1 on iTunes

From Sky News: A song describing Prime Minister Theresa May as a “liar” and calling the country “broken” has become the most downloaded on iTunes.

The song samples clips of Tory speeches and has the chorus “She’s a liar liar, you can’t trust her, no, no, no”.

Another lyric talks about the NHS, saying: “When there’s nurses going hungry and schools in decline, I don’t recognise this broken country of mine.”

Other lyrics by the London-based ska band focus on poverty levels, schools and police cuts.

[Read full article on Sky News…]

New punk track: “Theresa on the Guillotine”

This in from Frazer…

“Hey guys! Hope you’re all good 🙂 So my #punk band Foreign Flag just put out a track called Theresa On The Guillotine and I thought you guys might be able to do something cool with it!

“We’re aiming to put any profits back into the Labour Party but struggling to get a decent reach at the moment! Turns out most publications won’t share anything with a political agenda haha!”

#grime4corbyn: Why British MCs are uniting behind the Labour leader

From the Guardian: Last Sunday, Snapchat users seeking the latest updates from Jeremy Corbyn were greeted with something unexpected. “It’s JME on Jeremy’s Snapchat and I’m here right now to tell you to register to vote!” grinned the Tottenham-based grime MC, while the words “Jeremy Corbyn” hovered in the background.

A month later, Stormzy did an interview with the Guardian in which he declared the leader of the opposition to be: “My man, Jeremy!”.

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Red Pepper announces 2nd May open meeting for artist-led poster campaign: #EndToryRule

From Red Pepper: “We are calling for visual artists to help articulate the aspirations of Britain’s progressive majority for a future defined by anti-racism, public investment, freedom and democracy to give a boost to movements for social justice in the UK.”

“We welcome submissions NOW to a gallery of poster designs that will be freely available for campaigns to use under a Creative Commons licence, online and in print. A selection of designs will be published in Red Pepper Magazine, chosen for poster print-runs and featured in a special exhibition.”

[Read full article on Red Pepper website…]