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4 Fresh Contemporary Protest Albums

The world is burning. Lucky for us though, there are creative people out there making beautiful things in the fire. Here are 5 contemporary protest albums fresh out of the oven for you to kick around to.


Guilty As Anybody by Declan Kennedy

‘Guilty As Anybody’ is well executed mixture of pop rock and folk music by a young Chicago-native who currently resides in Nashville. From the swingin’ Common Crime to the acoustic and very honest Warning Signs to the sociopolitical examination that is the title track, Declan explores all sides of himself as well as the environment around him in what is an extremely catchy and enjoyable solo album.

For people in Nashville there will be a record release show at The Cobra on August 4th, with some special guests, so check that out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2337408499873844


A Toast To The Rich & Powerful by Father Fury

“Father Fury is an anarchist priest-fronted rock n’ roll band from Georgia.” We have nothing to add to this. Just check it out.


Slacktivist by Amy Naylor

Amy Naylor is a singer-songwriter with a passion for the world around her and how to use positivity and frequency to affect and perhaps change it.

As a certified music educator she uses her talent to teach people to play the Humber Taiko, she works with adults and children with special education needs, gives songwriting workshops as well as being part of several different music projects and collectives.

Her new album ‘Slacktivist’ explores identity, social relationships, the environment, politics and more aspects of this world. A highly listenable and chilled out album that shows a mature and experienced artists using her voice to the best of her talent.


Psychopaths and other Tails by Muddy Summers and the Dirty Field Whores

This veteran group uses haunting vocals and a variety of instruments mixed with humorous lyrics to tackle current issues in the UK and elsewhere.

“The musical melange draws in left-bank swing, Balkan gypsy dreamscape, jazz waltz fusion and cowgirl reggae-hop all bound together with sentient political verse with a razor edge that feels no need to growl before it bites.” – Graham, Macstock Organiser


5 Fresh Feminist Albums For The Summer

So far, 2019 has delivered some great protest albums. In order to filter through the music a bit here’s a short list of some brilliant feminist, riot grrrl, powerful albums that dropped just in time for some summer fun and protest!


Post Modern Siren by Peach Club

“Never thought of my feelings
Only ever of your own
You know it’s not quite appealing
Living in your own little world

Pain was all you had to offer
Your sad little life I had to suffer
You made me yours and I don’t want that
I just want my fucking life back

So don’t tell me what to do
‘Cause I don’t belong to you
And you don’t have my trust
And you don’t have my love

I’m not your girl
I’m not your world
I’m not your anything
I am a person
I’ve got more worth than you
Ever show

I just want to forget every fucking word you said”

– from Not Ur Girl


she/her/they/them by Evan Greer

For her first album in a decade Evan Greer teams up with veteran protest musician as producer and comes out guns a blazing although in a very, soft, acoustic caring kind of way. A beautiful album you shouldn’t miss.


How Am I Not Myself? by French Vanilla

A fantastic sophomore album from the funky band. They are on their way to create their own sound which is as welcomed as it is hard. Keep your eyes on this band.


Cut & Stitch by Petrol Girls

“The majority of the lyrics were written in the studio. I was having a difficult time, unsure about where to live after we finished the record, and burnt out from a tough year of personal and legal challenges. Something that I’ve reluctantly allowed feminism to teach me is that we have to tend to our own wounds, and that sometimes being vulnerable is just as radical as being angry – it certainly scares me a lot more. Rage on its own isn’t sustainable. We hope this is a more honest and human record.  “

– from the introduction ben Ren Aldridge on the band’s Bandcamp page.


Swearing Is Caring by Misbehavin’ Maidens

“Nerd folk comedy band comprised of four women from the Washington, DC / Baltimore area with a love of sex-positive music, parodies, drinking & fandom references for 18+ geeks. 3rd album, “Swearing is Caring,” now available!”

– from the band’s Bandcamp page.