Let’s Revel

I’ve stayed away from blogposts about politics for the last fortnight fearing I was getting a bit repetitive, just pissing into the webwind about the insanity of Brexit and the wide ranging stupidity of Johnson, Rees- Mogg, Farage and all the other fuckers, and the way that the UK was sleepwalking into an actual overthrow of its democracy. But then yesterday happened, the Supreme Court ruling that Johnson and the government acted unlawfully in proroguing parliament, that they suspended parliament, the sovereign body in our political system, to prevent it from doing its job. It’s unprecedented and I cannot believe that (at the time of writing) Johnson has not resigned. Any other UK Prime Minister in modern times, found guilty in such a way (and dragging the monarch into it for good measure) would have gone, by their hand.

I’ve been getting into Snapped Ankles recently, a London based band. Let’s face it, any band content to be photographed like they are above have got to be worth checking out. The have a real DIY, post punk energy about them, the songs on their 2017 debut powered by frenetic drumming and propulsive rhythms, angular guitars and homemade synths twisting noise into shapes. They’ve got a new one out called Stunning Luxury which I haven’t played yet but the Come Play the Trees is a short sharp burst of inspiration. This song, Let’s Revel, is wired and frantic after a slow paced start with an FXed vocal casting a cynical, angry eye over the struggles of modern life ‘let’s revel in dense misery, let’s revel in new chemistry, let’s revel in former glory’.

Let’s Revel