Wartoad are at their most lethal when they’ve got a target in mind.
In previous Wartoad songs, Donald Trump and Leonardo Di Caprio have found themselves in the firing line but the next musical grenade from their arsenal has the BBC written all over it.
The punk pioneers’ mission to take down the broadcasting giants spawns from an unprecedented invasion of Sir Cliff Richard’s home. The star found himself victim of the BBC’s overreaching power, as they broadcast footage of a police raid at his own home whilst he was out of the country- despite no evidence of any kind of crime.
Now, Wartoad are hitting back with a tribute to the UK’s king of rock’n’roll. The band have recorded a cover version of his first major hit ‘Move It’, to coincide with the 60th anniversary of its original release.
Whilst paying dividends to the original version, Wartoad have given the song their stock-in-trade treatment. From the prowling tempo to the dissonant warp of the riff, Wartoad’s woozy ode to the king is quietly menacing.
The band are donating all proceeds from the release to Hacked Off, the pressure group looking to prevent press intrusions into peoples’ private lives. This is a rally call to music fans around the world to buy the single and send a Cliff Classic to number one in the charts. The time is now to celebrate one of the most inspirational music artists in modern music, from the Beatles to Motorhead, they’ve all looked to Cliff and now it’s time to repay the debt of gratitude.
Wartoad’s album ‘I Get High’ is out now.