Midlands punk rockers MC16 have released a new song and video called Brave New Word.
Carson (guitar/ vocals), Quinn (bass/ vocals) and Duffy (drums) recorded the track in Worcestershire with Dave Draper (The Wildhearts/ The Professionals) producing.
It is the follow-up to their debut EP Outvoted By Robots (reviewed here) and the single Sleeping On Cardboard, which raised money for armed forces mental health charity All Call Signs (more details here) .
Frontman Carson said: “The song is about words being more powerful than weapons in this current world. Someone says the wrong thing on Twitter and everyone is outraged… for days.
“Meanwhile some kid will get stabbed and those same people will be shocked, but will they be outraged? Will they ring their MP or the Police Commissioner to demand something is done about knife crime?
“No, because they are too busy being outraged on Twitter and hoping the person who said the wrong thing gets their comeuppance.
“Would I have got bullied at school if I had pretended my dad was in the SAS? I can go online now and pretend to be whoever I want to be. My words have the power to create a new world for me to fake-live in, with all the other fakes.
“In this current crisis, when the first couple of thousand people died of the virus, we were all shocked. But now 600-800 people are dying every day and it’s just water off a duck’s back.
“Z-list celebrities are too busy making this crisis all about them and needing sympathy for being in lockdown and not asking for sympathy for the dead.
“Maybe some good will come out of it. Z-listers can’t get their botox done every month, so their faces might become real again.”
Brave New Word is available on all digital streaming services and via MC16’S bandcamp here.