Monday, 8 June 2015
Slow Faction - Little England
A song from a relatively new band from London today. Slow Faction are influenced by the first generation of UK punk rock bands, their sound has been described as a cross between The Clash and The Buzzcocks, the band themselves proclaim that their aim is to make the kind of music that they themselves want to hear.... Politically charged songs with big hooks and choruses.
As for those songs, 2014 saw them release The Shopping Malls ep and their debut album, The Brixton Tapes. You can get both (plus a couple of recent demo songs) "name your price" here : https://slowfaction.bandcamp.com/album/the-brixton-tapes
If you like great song writing and catchy tunes you could do a hell of a lot worse than checking them out. This is Little England....
Going nowhere but looking back
Drape yourself in your Union Jack
From the terrace to the House of Lords
Shut off from the outside world
All the time you’re destroying what you love
This is real life, not some national park
Close your eyes to the 21st century
Heritage – our only industry
Is this what you want? A little England?
Is this what you want? Faded empire glory?
Is this what you want? A past without a future?
Things can never stay the same
So you hate what you don’t understand
You say you stand for the common man
So you know your history?
You only see what you want to see
So you talk about sovereignty
The pride of England and the head of the Queen
The purity of your national tribe
You only aim – to repel the tide
......Is this really what you want?.......