Director Austin Collings with his homage to Princess Charlotte.

Do you fantasise about taking down members of the establishment with a samurai sword as opposed to the ballot box? If the answer is yes then the video above by BLACKLUNG should partially satisfy your bloodlust until 20th June.

Cameron, Clegg and Farage appear as two dimensional as ever in this cathartic video for Black Bones, a track from SWAYS Records latest find – BLACKLUNG. The video is directed by Radcliffe born author Austin Collings – Mark E. Smith’s ghost writing social worker and the North’s answer to John Fante.

In a time when protesting can land you on the domestic terror list, it is heartening to see some open defiance in a stagnant music scene. (DISCLAIMER – please be aware that watching this video may criminalise you at a later time when the Human Rights Act is scrapped.)

BLACKLUNG’s debut EP Continental Baths will be released June 26 via SWAYS Records. Austin Collings’ new book The Myth of Brilliant Summers is available from Pariah Press here.

No trees were harmed in the making of this video.


Blacklung are seemingly absent from social media, though we’re sure something will materialise soon.

All words by Nathan McIlroy. More writing by Nathan on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive.

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