Levellers have announced that ‘Truth Is’, the first single from their forthcoming studio album ‘Static On The Airwaves’ will be released on Saturday 21 April. A Limited Edition Red Vinyl 7″ version will be available exclusively as part of Record Store Day, with the digital download being available from online music stores the following day.
The single was produced by Sean Lakeman (brother of folk-star Seth Lakeman). Recorded “as live” at Sono Studios in Prague ‘Truth Is’ was mixed in New York by the legendary Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Beth Orton, Nick Cave).
24 years after forming and still with their original line up, Levellers are still as musically and politically astute as ever. The lyrics to ‘Truth Is’ were inspired by the band’s tour to Athens in October 2009, where they witnessed first hand the effect that the economic turmoil was having on ordinary Greek people.
Lead singer Mark Chadwick says, “Economic mismanagement by governments and financial institutions have brought misery to people all around the world. Worst of all, the very politicians and bankers who put their economies in trouble are the ones who are most isolated from its effects. Time and again they place the burden of their failures onto those on the bottom rung. At their peril.”
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