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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 July 2012

Music review: Long live the struggle by The King Blues

In April The King Blues announced they would split up after their fourth and final album Long Live The Struggle released this month.

The London based band, who draw influence from a wide range of genres including folk, punk and ska have grown a large fan base of largely politicised young people hooked by their lively sound and political lyrics.

Long Live the Struggle has songs covering a range of relevant political issues. This Is My Home is sung from the viewpoint of a family caught up in the riots. Fast and energetic tracks such as We Are The Future and When The Revolution Comes show why The King Blues have become firm favourites to play on protests and picket lines.

Definitely worth a listen and shows the key role music can play in expressing political feeling.

Ryan Holmes, Newcastle Socialist Party

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