At 11 pm on the 31st of January 2020, the time had finally arrived. The UK Parliament ratified the withdrawal agreement from the EU, and Eurosceptics up and down the country cried with joy. After a referendum full of deceit, lies and propaganda, the ones who voted stay woke up the following day as outsiders. Classified as a fellow citizen, but identified as a stranger. Most wanted to leave, others took the loss on the chin and blamed the left-behind generation. The older folk who had witnessed the rise of the United Kingdom, and accused the migrants of the fall. Fuelled by the media, it was this blame culture that started it all, and it’s perfectly represented in the new single by Lawn Flamingo, Hell Isn’t Other People.
A brutally honest song about the issues of closed-minded bias, the out of this world sound throughout is alien-like. The listener is peering out of a spaceship, viewing a planet that is obsessed with technology and being self-centred and egotistical. The vocals command the voyage, passionately exclaiming “why should I think for myself, it’s already there on the shelf” – a perfect audio description of the times. What is incredibly impressive about Hell Isn’t Other People is the erratic surges of savage synth lines and heavy, punchy drums and bass. You’ll enter the ring with Mike Tyson but leave thinking differently about the world.
Taken from their forthcoming EP, Hell Isn’t Other People is a genre-bending masterpiece. You’ll dance to the aggressive sounds, weep at the lyrics, but ultimately feel ten times worse about society. Amazing! Listen to it now on Independent Music News.