Sunday 30 October 2016
Rats From A Sinking Ship - Hang Him
Cutting through the bullshit pedalled by the mass media, Rats From A Sinking Ship are a duo (Alex Lusty on vocals, Jamie Price on guitar) from Ilkeston in Derbyshire who mix rap, punk and metal in their quest to present an alternative version of the state of the world today.
Frontman Lusty has had a long and varied musical history, being behind projects such as John Peel favourites Frigid Vinegar, The One Three and Happy Martyr (the latter two were collaborations with long time Morrissey and Polecats guitarist Boz Boorer). Details of these and others can be found here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Lusty.
Rats From A Sinking Ship released their debut album, Rise As One, last year on Driveby Shouting Records. It was intended as a cry out to disaffected youth everywhere to stand against the breaking down of modern society cultures in favour of the accepted mainstream. Fast forward to October 2016 and they're back with a follow up entitled The Peasants' Revolt. Also on Driveby Shouting, you can order it here : http://www.rfass.co.uk/. It'll be released soon in North America by Girth Records.
The first video from the new album is a scathing condemnation of former PM Tony Blair, a man who benefited greatly from media hype but who proved to be a self serving twat responsible for helping stir up a hornet's nest in the Middle East. Hang Him........