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Akiva’s “Ammunition” Is A Satirical Portrayal Of Modern Corruption

When corruption collides with rock

Photo: Courtesy of Lost In The Manor PR

Photo: Courtesy of Lost In The Manor PR

UK quartet Akiva addresses the fragile globalism and power corruption of our era in their new rock single “Ammunition.” It’s a call for defiance where the four transmits the political tension through their hypnotic riffs as the bass-and-drums background yield the restless spirit of rock. With cutting lyrics such as “Before you know it we’ll be arming both sides,” Akiva shows no filter in delineating the frustrations and repression that people of all generations feel. The animated video, created by Wayne McCauslin, provides portrayals of war museums and past corruption that doesn’t seem so different from current events:

“This track drives at the heart of the decision makers in positions of power, who take lethal decisions with little care of the consequences. Arms deals, corruption, dictators and Orwellian never-ending wars of propaganda stoked the fires for ‘Ammunition.’” explained frontman Dave MacKenzie.

Produced by Jake Gordon (Skepta, J Hus, Everything Everything), “Ammunition” is the latest work and political statement from the four. “We’re generally fascinated and a bit terrified at the current state of the world,” said Dave, “and how it resembles the periods running up to the two world wars in terms of huge inequality, segregation and racial tension, and politicians using people’s fears and financial insecurities to whip up a culture of division, mistrust and discrimination.”

Akiva has shows coming up in the upcoming weeks, so go see them in person:

7/20 – Pennfest (Amersham, UK)

9/8 – The Finsbury (London, UK)

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