Birmingham proto-punks BLACK BOMBERS have unveiled a new video from their forthcoming new album.
‘The Price’ casts a withering eye over the antics of the UK government, particularly with regard to their handing of the Covid pandemic.
Coincidentally, the video drops on the same day that former Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared before the official Covid Inquiry.
“The running of the country seemed like a game show,” says guitarist and vocalist Alan Byron. “Matt Hancock appearing on reality TV months after the song was penned only seemed to confirm that. A huge part of the population seeming blind to the culling of the most vulnerable – and of the VIP lane making obscene amounts of money out of PPE.
“On a personal level the band lost several loved ones, parents, life-long friends, and had to deal with all the restrictions around hospital visiting and funerals – basically, following all the rules that, in time, we found the lawmakers were breaking themselves. ‘The Price’ expresses all of that anger and frustration.”
The single is drawn from the quartet’s second album Vive La Révolution, their first album to feature new lead guitarist Steve Crittall, formerly of The Godfathers and the UK Subs. The album was produced and mixed by Crittall and Alex McGowan (Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Urban Voodoo Machine) at Space Eko East Studios in East London and follows on from 2019’s mini-album Volume 4.
Out on 26 January through Easy Action, ‘Vive La Révolution’ is available to pre-order here.
Black Bombers play The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham on Sunday 10 December with Desperate Measures.