Punk rock trio, WAKRAT are on a mission to deliver this year’s most unapologetic, uncensored, and outspoken album of 2016!
Recorded at BlakCole and Soundcheck Studios, produced by the band along with co-producer Erik Colvin, and mixed by Brendan O’brien, the self-titled, debut LP features new single “Sober Addiction” that is now streaming on RollingStone.com. PRESS HERE to listen. Wakrat will be digitally released on November 8th to coincide with the date of the US General Election Day, with the album being made available physically (CD and vinyl with several limited edition packages) worldwide on November 11th on Earache Records.
Tim Commerford (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets of Rage) fronts the trio on vocals and bass, along with Laurent Grangeon (guitar and vocals) and band namesake Mathias Wakrat (drums) to formulate a solid mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock. The 9 track collection hits its apex of bruising assault lyrics that battled cry of societal angst within songs like “Generation Fucked.” The song and #generationfucked helped to establish The Republic of Wakrat – as the band recently claimed Parliament Square in London as their own sovereign state, which took place last month in an audacious protest designed to expose the failings of the current political system. Hundreds of supporters descended on what was formerly known as Parliament Square to join in the protest with WAKRAT.
On the flip side of the album being fueled by political dissent and questioning of authority, the project also captures some heartfelt personal issues at the forefront of tracks like current single “Sober Addiction,” that Commerford said was his “knee-jerk denial of opportunities in his life.” He explains, “All the things that I said no to, that I should have given a shot, tried out, said yes. Tried it different. Done it differently. And then where would I be today?” Plus, previously released track “Knucklehead,” which is about feeling trapped and alone. The debut’s raw delivery is surely set to shock the system of its listeners.
Don’t miss WAKRAT supporting PROPHETS OF RAGE on the Make America Rage Again North American headline tour. All tour dates listed below.
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