Here are three sample tracks to listen to:
||I Wish There Was No Prisons|
||No Man’s Possession|
This album isn’t about not voting so much as the things we can do outside the ballot box to change things. I went down to 811 in Sussex to work with with King Glover, who’s also produced the Wailers and Rizzle Kicks. This was the first protest folk album he’d done.
The eleven songs range from the sultry bluesy song Sans Papiers – dealing with the situation of refugees stuck on the border at Calais in France trying to get to the UK – to a re-working of a hundred-year-old anti-prison song I Wish There Was No Prisons.
There’s also a shameless re-write of Love Me, I’m A Liberal, the Phil Ochs classic, adapted to the political situation in the UK. There are songs about an immigrant anti-fascist mobilisation in Notting Hill and how the Queen used workfare for her jubilee – amongst others!
I was lucky to be joined by some venerable veterans on this album. My old compadre Jim Letts laid down some awesome banjo and mandolin on some tracks. Roy Harter from New York played some haunting keyboard parts. There are also backing vocals supplied by singers from the classic Brighton bands Schmoist, Just A Couple Of Mums and the Fish Bros. On this album I’m hoping you’ll find something old and something new to give us a kick up the backside into the future!
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