Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Levellers releasing new EP The Recruiting Sergeant - video

Somehow managing to win fans from the punk, indie and folk scenes, The Levellers are a lot more successful than what some people remember. In the 90's they had more gold and platinum selling albums than any other UK act during that decade. They still hold the record for the largest stagefront crowd at Glastonbury. But more importantly, they're still making excellent music and playing top class live shows. 

The band are releasing a digital EP on May 5th, the lead track being a new version of the upbeat yet poignant 'The Recruiting Sergeant' from their rather great 2012 album 'Static On The Airwaves'. It's described as "an anti-war song not an anti soldier song" and you can watch the video via the media player below. It's backed with a live version of the powerfully emotive 'Another Man's Cause', and a storming 1989 recording of 'Barrel Of A Gun', which perfectly captures the group's raw energy. Another old track 'Not In My Name' continues the anti-war theme along with the original uncensored album version of 'The Recruiting Sergeant'.


All profits from the release of the War Child version of The Recruiting Sergeant will be donated to War Child, the charity for children affected by war and set up to protect children living in the world's most dangerous war zones.

Levellers celebrate 25 years in the ‘business’ in 2013 and are playing a number of dates in the UK and Europe in May and June plus other festival appearances in the summer including at the Isle of Wight festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, a headline slot at Dorset’s Camp Bestival and of course the band's very own anti-corporate festival Beautiful Days. Info on all live dates can be found at http://www.levellers.co.uk/events








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