KILLDREN and related political punk trolls of our new era

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Here are Killdren. I would rate them 2/10 for music, 8/10 for trolling. In this regard they are a bit like Pussy Riot I suppose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FGYzZ7sNvY

They have just been sensationally banned from Glastonbury after the Times & Daily Mail got hold of this video and posted this (copied and pasted because I won't link there)

Anger as normally peaceful Glastonbury books bands who have sung 'Kill Tory Scum', staged an assassination of Theresa May and said Boris Johnson should be 'strung up'

A punk rock band who wrote a song called Kill Tory Scum before encouraging fans to wear t-shirts with the words emblazoned on the front have been booked to play at this year's Glastonbury festival.

Killdren, a two-person band with songs titled Work Hard F***er, Empires all Crumble and Profits of Doom have been invited to perform at Glastonbury at the end of June.

But Kill Tory Scum, a song they released in 2018, features a music video which shows the band acting out chainsawing a Tory voter to death.

It also depicts Theresa May being assassinated.

And a post on their Facebook page, that has since been removed, showed an image of Somerset MP Jacob Rees Mogg and his children alongside a caption that called for them to be killed.

The band describe themselves as 'sitting uneasily between straight-up nihilism and fresh-faced naivety'.

They told the Times people were criticising their stance saying 'leave the kids alone'. They added: 'Erm ok, what about the f****** kids relying on food banks for dinner over summer holidays? Or being bombed in Yemen by British-made bombs?'

Killdren was founded in 2017 by Efa Thomas, 27, a Welsh musician and political activist , and Nick Ronin, 40, a north London DJ.

The band said yesterday that the comments about Rees-Mogg's children had been posted to Facebook by someone else and had been deleted.

It said that its work was 'cartoonish and over the top', 'consciously crude' and 'a counterpoint to the circus of UK politics'.

But Catherine Anderson, chief executive of the Jo Cox Foundation, said their language was 'completely abhorrent' and 'wrong'.

Jo Cox, a Labour MP, was murdered by a political extremist during the Brexit referendum campaign three years ago.

Ms Anderson added: 'The direct incitement of violence and abuse, on any platform and in any sector, is wrong and something that we absolutely reject.

'We're seeing a legitimising and normalising of harmful words and actions, and this is leading to a decay in our shared language and ultimately our values, and that concerns us very much.

'We cannot but think of what happened to Jo, after whose murder we believed things would improve; instead, things have got a lot worse.

'All of us need to call out this kind of language, until we return to a more civil way of being able to debate difference of opinions - without having to resort to threats and intimidation.'

Acts booked for Glastonbury, from Wednesday, June 26 to Sunday, June 30, include Kylie Minogue and Janet Jackson.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 13:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not sure if they are even worth discussing, but I have a feeling we will be seeing more of this sort of thing.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 13:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

They had a good listen to Atari Teenage Riot, by the sound of it. Something of an earworm though. Scum scum scum.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 13:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i thought about ATR/Ping Pong Bitches

it's not very good is it?

everybody on the Glastonbury bill should cover it anyway

wake me up when we get to Biffy Clyro (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 13:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I wish it were in the same league as ATR or even Selfish Cunt (I am quite possibly the only person on ILM who actually liked SC)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 13:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just had a look and apparently SC kept going until 2012! I saw them live once, it was terrible, but in an "ah, bless" kind of way.

Position Position, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 14:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Nick Ronin, 40, a north London DJ.

I don't know, these irresponsible young hotheads...

John Harris is a Guardian columnist (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 14:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I liked a couple of Selfish Cunt songs. I listened to an album once and it was a bit crap tho

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 20:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, I wouldn't go as far as listening to an SC album all the way through. The bit when the guitars crash in halfway through Britain Is Shit was one of my highlights of whichever year that was tho.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 20:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Killdren are playing in Hastings in September. I haven't actually listened to the song yet but if it sounds like ATR I'm in

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It doesn't really sound *like* ATR

wake me up when we get to Biffy Clyro (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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