Tuesday, April 12, 2016
[Video] Bad Breeding - Corrupting Fist
Words: Sam Geary
Stevenage punks Bad Breeding have never fought shy of delivering a punch to the stomach, lyric or sound-wise, and this latest caustic affront comes complete with graphic and controversial visuals.
Against a two-minute force of noise background, clips of police violence, political demonstrations, ripped flesh, and teeth being cracked, it's not for the faint-hearted.
The band's frontman Christopher Dodd describes the concept behind the new single and video:
"The idea sprung from attempting to find ways of
approaching certain formalities that were cropping up at the fag end of last year; us trying to shift the weight of increasingly bleak prospects served up by proposed changes in government policy, inhumane responses to what’s developing in Europe and further east, as well as the deepening impact of social and political injustices prevalent back home.
"There’s a sense of despondent acceptance in the early stages of the song and that was an attempt to hint at the impact of blame culture and that idea of immovable resignation that comes from feeling disenfranchised. The latter stages are more about finding your feet and offering some sort of resistance to the rank shite we’re forced to trudge through. Lyrically, it’s a bit of a coiled investigation of my mindset and outlook at the moment – something that flutters between being damagingly negative and
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