Raised on a fiery blend of Irish and Greek music, 80’s post-punk and 90’s alt rock, and bonding over a love of early PJ Harvey and Kate Bush, their music is a visceral and impassioned call to arms against the world’s inequalities and rising storms.
My War is Your War lyrically and musically expands on their 2016 debut album Tracks of Wire. It takes the post-punk and Riot Grrrl influences of the predecessor and injects it with a darker rock sound, an angrier sonic energy representing the alarming rise of social injustices and right-wing power since the debut’s release.
Brooding post-punk opener Words of Warning and Let Them Burn, with its echoes of early PJ Harvey, are dark shades respectively inspired by a visit to Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin and the horrors of Greenfell. Title track My War is Your War is a wide-screen story of different worlds colliding powered by a driving loop that carries the sparse instrumentation to its devastating conclusion.
The album’s first single Year of Rage, Thorns and Wired to Hate offer an exhilarating rock release from the tension. The former was penned on New Year’s Eve leading into the centenary of Votes for Women and celebrates the #MeToo movement. On songs like Civilians and Song for Kat brutalised riffs tackle the alarming rise of ‘fake news’ which negates not only the truth but also our humanity while the latter looks at suicide based on a personal experience of the band.
My War is Your War is a collection of blisteringly powerful songs with a visceral energy that perfectly soundtracks the frightening and unjust times we live in today, but with a message of empowerment and hope for change.
For fans of - Mongol Horde, Mineral, Quicksand, Sunny Day Real Estate and Failure.