Watch this! Exclusive video preview of new US band, the Ex Senators who sound like the Clash/Bruce
The Ex Senators are a politically and socially charged band from Chicago who are in love with Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg and Bruce Springsteen…
If you ever loved the bug eyed passion of the prime time Clash and the heart on sleeve Telecaster ÃÂ words are our weapons of socially concerned rock n rollers like the Boss then the Ex Senators ÃÂ are ÃÂ talking your language
The band, who come from Chicago, have dumped the phoney fashion parade for an album of songs that deal with the modern politic with a passion and a wit that is startling in its brazen concern for the truth in a time of mainstream musical lies. Their debut UK single, ‘Start a Fight” is proof that mainstream rock can actually have a power and purpose.
The song, that comes with one of the videos of the year- an animated call-to-arms clip that doesn’t pull it’s punches and, like the band’s songs, hits all the right targets with its creative ÃÂ overload.
“The concept for the video was all this political bullshit meets The Ramones Spiderman,” grins frontman ÃÂ Dmac. “In a nutshell, the political dialogue in America has become nothing but hyperbole and hatred on both sides of the aisle. They’re all full of it.”
Impassioned, powerful and intelligently informed songs that deal with these troubled times, Ex Senators are proof that music can be a bit more than the endless soft porn parade of the charts. The members of the band have packed CVs and are proud of being around the block, this a rare case of great players who have stepped back to deal with the raw wound of the times.