Now, this is a breath of fresh air. Gisborne (New Zealand) young punksters Sit Down in Front has released a new single Don’t Push the Button.
Don’t Push the Button is a bludgeoning blend of uncompromising rock and punk spiritVINCE LEIGH
It’s a scorching slice of punk rock, featuring an entertaining commentary on a much-lampooned figure of our maniacal times, that is, Trump.
It’s a riveting two and half minute encapsulation of an accessible, yet whirlwind archetypal punk slash hard rock style. After experiencing success with their breakout single Rain, Sit Down in Front has emerged ready to take on the much-maligned political powers that threaten world peace.
Why, of course, what else would any self-respecting punk band, whose nod to their punk forebearers is evident and appreciated, want to do? The new single was a favourite with their fans across the country on the band’s recent Who Ate All the Pie’s New Zealand album tour.
As Cory Newman says about the inspiration behind the new track, ‘It’s a song that mocks Donald Trump and highlights his juvenile antics in the oval office.
I was travelling in America with my family when I saw Donald and Kim Jong Un squaring off about who has the bigger ‘button’ so I thought it would be a good basis for a song, that had the added bonus of mocking what a poor leader Trump has been.
It’s a plea for him to stop inflaming things with his ill-thought-out rhetoric around nuclear war and to get a conscience.’ Sit Down in Front’s Don’t Push the Button is a bludgeoning blend of uncompromising rock and punk spirit, one which is brought into stark relief now when so much is so homogenised.
We’ll take what we can. More of this, yes. More pummelling blows from this neat little punk machine.