Heavily-political and without the bit in your brain that filters out what you should say and what you shouldn’t, Karl Phillips & The Rejects are back with new track Ingurland and it’s a wake-up call for those who need to hear it. The band’s brand-new single takes the nation to task as it flails around wildly, whether it be political incompetence, crackpot conspiracy theorists or hipsters, everyone’s fair game as the Karl Phillips carnival comes to town with its boxing gloves on.
Taking it’s name from the drowning sound you hear football hooligans screaming throughout football games, the track challenges the nation’s inability to agree on anything other than the “bunch of billionaire bellends” “kicking a ball of air round a pitch in the name of England”. Based in Northampton, the ska, rap and hip-hop legend is commenting on the current political and social nightmare over an infectious ska beat that you can’t help but dance too. Layered with horns, festival rhythms and messages worth listening too, it is everything we would want at a shitty time like this. “White Lives Matter! White Lives Matter!” chants the tune before Phillips disrupts with his wise and sarcastic, “well, yeah….but your life has always mattered…” before calling anyone who actually believes that an “absolute fucking melt”. The song has no ability to hold back and has no problem with calling out the egotistical maniacs and racists.
“You’ve done nothing, you’ve saved no one and everything is exactly the same as it was before you started…” states Phillips in regards to ‘twats’ raising awareness for the benefit of their own ego without actually contributing anything productive.
Phillips states, “The track relates to our awareness that many people live in a negative bubble and use adversity to further their own agenda. The chorus line of ‘you say you love the poor but you really hate the wealthy’ personifies this, where people say one thing but their agenda dictates they really mean something else”.
By ending with a full-on skank fest, the track not only has a perfectly timed message but also is hitting the spot that unfortunately festivals couldn’t hit this year.
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