COMBAT WOMBAT – Just Across The Border
Released Monday 1st May on Double 12” via Pumpkin Records (UK), Maloka (F) and Lab Rat Records (AUS).
We wanted to say a few words, but we feel this review sums it up perfectly.
“It’s twelve years now since COMBAT WOMBAT released their last album, Unsound System. To properly understand Combat Wombat and the place they occupy in Australian music, however, you have to realise that records are only one element of the group’s output and ethos.
Combat Wombat are an institution of Australian radical politics. Their gigs are mostly political fundraisers or frontline blockades, to which they bring the party with a portable, solar-powered soundsystem. They have performed and recorded music everywhere from remote aboriginal communities to refugee camps, travelling in a vegetable-oil fueled van with a solar powered recording studio.
Their songs are a kind of a folk music for the political activist subculture – the choruses are chanted at demonstrations, their dancefloors become a rite of passage for young activists. That gives some indication of just why this album has been so eagerly anticipated.”
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Watch the video for ‘Asylum’ below. Available now from our webstore.