ATTERKOP have just released the single ‘Picket Fence’ from their soon to be released debut album ‘Liber Abaci’.
Here’s what they had to say about the single –
“Here is the first tune from our debut album ‘Liber Abaci’. The track is called “Picket Fence” and was written back in 2014 when the estate that one of us live on in Bristol was targeted by the National Front/far right. They had armed them selves with spray paint and painted a vile slogan of racial hatred along the main road. Needless to say the graffiti was removed promptly. Bristol is a wonderfully diverse city and that is what makes it such a special place to live, and this behaviour will not be tolerated… and here we are 2 years on and our record is due for release soon and recently the estate has been targeted again. Only this time the houses of european nationals have been vandalised, destroyed and covered in 6 foot high graffiti saying “GO HOME” & “NOT WELCOME”.
This tune is in solidarity with all those that have been and continue to be directly affected by fascist behaviour and intimidation, furthermore it is an ode to every single individual that actively stands against the threat of oppression from the far right. Whether you part-take in direct action, designing artwork, sing about it, fly post, give out info leaflets, run info stalls, organise benefits and fundraising events, wear the t-shirts – whatever it may be all the little things we do as individuals add up and contribute towards the greater good. Keep fighting, keep pushing forward and never relent. Their days are numbered…”
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
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