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.
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