Bugeye return with their punchy new single ‘Wake up’ on the 20th of October and we are giving it a first airing today.
The track is a call to arms for all people, regardless of gender, creed, colour or religion, to support one another in the fight for a better future in this uncertain political climate. Bugeye have dedicated the single to local DIY collectives who fight to make a difference in their local communities such as Loud Women and The Music Trust for their #fightback campaign against music venue closures. Here’s what they say about the track.
“‘Wake Up’ is Bugeye’s comment on the current politic climate while drawing comparisons to the punk era and the Thatcher years. A time when people started to join together to protest for change, to stand up to the upper classes and rich developers.
We’ve come full cycle and landed here today where students can’t afford to study, working class people are pushed to the outer edges of our capital city, fuck, even the middle class can’t afford to live here.
Music venues and arts spaces close with funding crumbling to dust. People are rising up though, independent music communities are joining together, artists are supporting one another, women’s rights are no longer taking a back seat, we’re all getting political about the things we believe in. We’re fighting back the only way we know how; we march, we protest, we stand together and so ‘Wake Up’ is really a song about the fight, how we’ll never let them shut us down.”