Kill The Icon - Deathwish

Kill The Icon

Kill The Icon return hot on the feels of ‘Heavy Heart’ with the anti-facist rage, ‘Deathwish’. The premise of the song is simple:

The guise changes, but the message always stays the same.

So, this is our protest.

This song is another example of how music can be a powerful extension to a protest movement. It reflects back the words associated with widespread discrimination, pleading with everyone to recognise the rhetoric of the government. The lyrics are abrasive, and that’s kinda the point. You really shouldn’t be comfortable hearing phrases like ‘no blacks, no dogs, no Irish’, or ‘back in my day this was a green and pleasant land, ’til your kind came around.’

The lyrics for the narrator’s voice is simply: ‘They used to shout, and now they whisper. They used to whisper, and now they wimper.’

The fuzz and bark are signature Kill The Icon tones, as are the angular lyrics. An EP is coming in June and when they drop an album, it’s going to be hardcore.

Listen to Kill The Icon – ‘Deathwish’.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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