One of the first times I received something on my doorstep from They Uncultured, it was a T-shirt that appeared to depict Theresa May with a target mark on her forehead. Really, what’s not to like about that? I’ve worn it hundreds of times, even though I fear things would be even worse were she to be ousted by one of the other members of her horror movie cabinet. Still, if there’s one thing I love it’s a band who are actually saying something in their music. It’s sometimes ferocious, sometimes delightfully sleazy, and always intriguing.
It was recorded, mixed and produced by Dave Uncultured in an old disused stable building next to an oil refinery in South West London, and here Marco Uncultured talks us through the stories behind the songs…
BARK LIKE A DOG
A song about heartbreak and the realisation that when you pick yourself up a piece of your soul becomes cold and cynical forever more. Yet love (or what you perceive as love) will hunt you down again, teeth bared, claws out ready to take you down… but only if you let it. Be ready!
The true story of a group of Lady boys in Thailand paying for their ops by robbing dumb tourists looking for carnal satisfaction
RELEASE THE LIGHT
After years of depression and finally hitting rock bottom (but do we ever really hit the bottom?) I was on my own and no one could help me and that’s when I plotted my escape. I would visualise myself at the bottom of a pitch black well with a small spot of sunshine at the top. My goal was to feel the sun on my face and figure out how to climb out of this hole when the walls are dark, wet and I cant get a grip? That’s when I learned to shine my own light and the sunshine was within. Release the light.
Modern Man is a song about modern romance in the digital age. We can hop in and out of beds and fuck forever but as time goes by we just want to be loved and maybe at some point you’re just too old and warped to be loveable
LET ME TOUCH YOUR WIFE
A song about a lonely rich guy who is in love with his mate’s wife and just cannot accept he will never have her… with hilarious consequences. Partly inspired by the so-called locker room rantings of Donald Trump
Ervil LeBaron was a Mormon fundamentalist who got kicked out of California for having too many wives. He then turned into a serial killer using his own family as assassins to kill other members of his family, even from his prison cell where he orchestrated the infamous 4 o’clock killings
ALONE WITH EVERYBODY
A poem by Charles Bukowski about how there is no such thing as the perfect partner and you will never be truly fulfilled.
UNDER THE NIGHT
A song about young lust, sexual frustration, innocence and naivety
WHO ARE THEY?
A song for all of us… The 99%, the manipulated and lied to downtrodden masses abused by our totalitarian government. But when the country suffers, Who let us all down really? We think the real culprits are lurking in the shadows behind the scenes, pulling strings.
A desperate and miserable woman kills herself, but when her soul begins to leave her body she can see the devastation caused by her actions and wants to go back, but she has already started being sucked into the bowels of hell.
So there you go then. Sleep well…
They Uncultured’s ‘Are We Having Fun Yet?’ is out now.