DOUBLE A SIDE SINGLE:
FLOBOTS “MAYDAY” – UK DEBUT RELEASE
KING BLUES “LET’S HANG THE LANDLORD”
4TH AUGUST 2008
Coming from different sides of the pond but with shared beliefs about social issues, Flobots and The King Blues, have much in common. In a world where few artists have little or anything of interest to talk about, Flobots and The King Blues certainly do.
Flobots are a rip roaring 6 piece fighting force who hail from Denver, Colorado who formed in 2005 in the aftermath of the previous years Presidential election. Compared to and a mix of The Roots, Rage Against The Machine and Linkin Park, they quickly elevated their shows to “socially aware” happenings and used their songs to express their aims and views. Their album “Fight With Tools” debuted at number 15 in the US Billboard album chart (it will be released in the UK in September) and the debut UK single is taken from this album. The single “Mayday” is an example of all the members spiking the explosive song with their own makings. Says Brer Rabbit, one of the two MCs of the band: “It’s one of our favourites. It seems to mean something different to all of us. I remember when writing part of the song I was thinking about how people are often caught between systems. The kids I worked with – caught between school pressures and the social worries – they always seemed to fall between the cracks so they’d have to carve out their own system.” Flobots are also majors supporters of the Barak Obama election campaign and are lined up to perform at the Democrats Convention in Denver this August.
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