93punx release new video tribute to The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’

By April 27, 2020 Listen, News

In honour of the recently announced landmark of The Cranberries’ iconic video for “Zombie” (UMe/Island Records) hitting 1 billion views on YouTube, subversive rock band 93PUNX has released a music video and short documentary for their slow-burning incendiary cover of the seminal track. 93PUNX embraced the universality of the message and adapted it slightly to reflect the current strife of race relations within the US.

This new interpretation of “Zombie” takes on extra resonance amidst these times of cultural discord, splicing performance footage of 93PUNX with excerpts from the original Cranberries video and news footage of violence inflicted on people of colour including the tragic shootings of unarmed Tamir Rice and Philando Castile by police officers. 93PUNX captures the parallels between this racial prejudice in America with the political violence in the war-torn Northern Ireland of the early ‘90s.

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