One of Bristol’s finest, Atterkop have been working hard on their incredible forthcoming debut album ‘Liber Abaci’, due out on October 1st. Bringing together dub and hardcore punk influences with strong political themes Atterkop have proven themselves time and time again on the live scene and are now finally proud to unveil their first new music since 2013’s self-titled EP.
The first song from the album is the anti-fascist anthem ‘Picket Fence’ and Seeing Your Scene has an exclusive look at the fantastic video, created & edited by Ian Gibson, which you can stream below.
Here is what the band had to say on the song and video:
“Picket Fence” was written back in 2014 when the estate that one of us live on in Bristol was targeted by the National Front/far right. They had armed them selves with spray paint and painted a vile slogan of racial hatred along the main road. Needless to say the graffiti was removed promptly. Bristol is a wonderfully diverse city and that is what makes it such a special place to live, and this behaviour will not be tolerated… and here we are 2 years on and our record is due for release soon and recently the estate has been targeted again. Only this time the houses of European nationals have been vandalised, destroyed and covered in 6 foot high graffiti saying “GO HOME” & “NOT WELCOME”.
This tune is in solidarity with all those that have been and continue to be directly affected by fascist behaviour and intimidation, furthermore it is an ode to every single individual that actively stands against the threat of oppression from the far right. Whether you part-take in direct action, designing artwork, sing about it, fly post, give out info leaflets, run info stalls, organise benefits and fundraising events, wear the t-shirts – whatever it may be all the little things we do as individuals add up and contribute towards the greater good. Keep fighting, keep pushing forward and never relent. Their days are numbered.
Stream the video below:
Don’t forget to check out the album ‘Liber Abaci’ out on October 1st via Riotska Records and catch Atterkop live at the following dates:
20/08 – Antwerp Mansion, Manchester
01/09 – The Chelsea, Bristol
08/09 – The Stag & Hounds, Bristol
23/09 – The Bird Cage, Portsmouth
24/09 – Punx Picnic at The Anvil, Bournemouth
01/10 – The Stag & Hounds, Bristol – Record Release gig
04/11 – Union Bar, Hastings
26/11 – The Underground, Plymouth