Cold Years release a new single, ’62’.
Subtitled ‘My Generation’s Falling Apart’, it’s described as “a rally cry to the 62% of Scotland who voted to remain in the EU”.
The Aberdonian quartet – named by Kerrang! Magazine as one of the ‘Hottest Bands of 2019’ – are following up their 2018 EP release ‘Northern Blue’, which came out on on Homebound Records.
The band – Ross Gordon (vocals and guitar), Finlay Urquhart (guitar), Louis Craighead (bass) and Fraser Allan (drums) – formed in late 2014 from a Ross Gordon project.
Vocalist Ross Gordon said of the new track: “We are venting frustration at how bleak things are right now. Our generation is spiralling out of control, because there’s no real future for us to look forward to. Our country has been torn in half.
“62% of Scotland voted to remain in the EU and we don’t want our country dragged out by any of those opportunistic morons who are tearing apart a nation. We have never been a political band, but I just don’t think we could have stood by and said nothing.”
Ahead of the release of the single, the band sent letters to the Tory MPs who voted to enable a no-deal Brexit against their constituents’ wishes, as well as local and national journalists and UK political commentators.
The band hale also put together a lyric video featuring caricatures of Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon, Angela Merkel and The Queen.
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