Release Date: November 11, 2016
Something is missing from today's current rock scene. At a time when corruption amongst the elite is rampant, self-serving politicians are allowing tax breaks to their wealthy associates whilst imposing budget cuts to public services, austerity measures including slashing benefits to those most in need, and having the gall to claim that they're "taking our country back" when they and their friends in the media blame their nation's problems on immigration, the distinct lack of politically-charged rock bands is even more astounding.
Enough is enough - now is the time to join the Republic of WAKRAT! Founded by Tim Commerford, responsible for arguably the most iconic protest song in the last 30 years during his time with Rage Against The Machine, the band self-described as 'two French nationals and one American anarchist', namely Laurent Grangeon and Mathias Wakrat, are promising to shake up the system with their aggressive and abrasive approach.
With a tight mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock, fuelled by political dissent and an undiminished subversion and questioning of authority, Wakrat are providing a much needed battle cry of societal angst wrapped in sonic urgency. Their UK live debut has just been announced, and will take place on July 26th at the Black Heart in London, with all proceeds going towards the homeless charity Shelter, before they set off on tour in the US with Commerford's other band, Prophets of Rage.
Commerford comments: "We are gearing up to be on the offensive, assaulting the populous with our debut album on Earache Records. We have put a shitload of blood and sweat into this, and we want it back! Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid. Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridles and uncensored. Understood?"
Get a taste of things to come with the official lyric video for the aptly titled, "Generation Fucked", below!
1. Sober Addiction
2. The Number
3. Generation Fucked
4. Nail In The Snail
5. La Liberté ou la Mort
6. The Thing
8. New Clear
9. Pigs in a Blanket
Recorded at BlackCole Studio
Produced by Wakrat
Co-produced by Erik Colvin
Mixed by Brendan O'Brien
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound