As with all bands that play protest music, the words we use hold every bit as much significance as the sounds we make to accompany them. We put a lot of thought behind what we say and how we say it, and we hope it comes across.
Spinning Black Gold (From the album Three Stories)
Drawing upon the classic German fable Rumpelstiltskin, this song tells the story of military occupation for questionable aims, from the perspective of someone who’s lived their whole life in the shadow of their country’s vast oil reserves.
The Stranger (From the album Three Stories)
Written at a time when a president had just been re-elected after miring his country in two separate wars, the protagonist expresses frustration at a divided society, and holds out hope that not every place is as hostile to the forces of reason.
We Regret To Inform You (From the album Three Stories)
This song is styled after Irish anti-war tunes of the past, and told from the perspective of someone whose job is to inform soldiers’ families of their loved ones’ recent fall from the field of battle. The chords are partly based on the song “Sinner Man”.
Mission of Burma (As of yet unreleased)
After the release of Aung San Suu Kyi in November 2010, we found this video where she describes the potential benefit of “a really catchy freedom song for Burma”. So we set out to make an attempt, finally finishing a demo in October 2011. We plan on recording a full studio version as soon as we can.