bob vylan’s ‘lynch your leaders’ is pure fire
By Nathan Leigh
June 14, 2019
London’s Bob Vylan is one of the most exciting new bands to hit the punk scene in recent years. The duo of Bobby on vocals and production, Bobbie on drums walks a tight line between punk and grime, heavily aggressive and unapologetic. It’s the kind of music that resounds like a brick through a window.
The duo’s latest single Lynch Your Leaders showcases two radical takes on the same call to overthrow the seats of power. First a stripped down, straight-ahead punk rock track produced by the band itself. It’s aggressive, raw, and powerful in all the right ways. If that version is an anarchy “A” in a circle, spray-painted on the wall of a building, then the grime version on the flipside, produced by LSN, is an essay by Kropotkin. (Wheat-pasted. To the same wall.) Expanding on the revolutionary declaration, it’s an absolute assault on the notion of a nation that seeks to marginalize and eliminate anyone who doesn’t fit into its self-image of being white, straight, and Christian. It is pure fire.
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