THIS PODCAST CONTAINS LANGUAGE AND CONTENT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. IT ALSO CONTAINS COMMENTARY ON PEOPLE TAKING THEIR OWN LIVES, WHICH SOME LISTENERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING.THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE HOST AND GUESTS.
Welcome to series two of #ToppleUncaged!
Every week, The Canary will be bringing you a new podcast on the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple.
In a special episode, I meet the band Your Heterosexual Violence. It describes itself as a “psychedelic punk machine with occasional sojourns into melodic pop”. Originally formed in the 1980s, the band regrouped several year’s ago to begin making music and touring again. But its most recent move has taken it into the realms of political and social protest music.
Your Heterosexual Violence has released Pauper’s Funeral. It’s a track about the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), and how it pushes some people to the brink of taking their own lives.
So, I caught up with Dave Dodd and Brian O’Brien from the band for the #ToppleUncaged podcast. We discussed the backstory of Your Heterosexual Violence, how Pauper’s Funeral came about, the current shape of protest music and more.
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