Single DEATH OF A NATION is released on 21st November 2005
Weapons Of Mass Belief release ‘Death Of A Nation’ (American Blood Recordings) on 21st November 2005, produced by Graeme Stewart (Radiohead), as the follow-up single to ‘Black Line Ninja.’
“Death Of A Nation is about watching our nations die through cultural corrosion – urban alienation, religious fanaticism, racism, a brainless media – at the same time being part of that death, being responsible for it somehow, but not knowing how to change anything – and finding a voice that can be heard”explains JG.
The Weapons’ story starts in the sleepy seaside town of Penarth in Wales, where brother/sister rappers JG and Georgia G grew up (along with their other sibling, recording artist Jem). After relocating to London with the band last year they unleashed their debut single ‘Terrorist Youth’ to critical acclaim – “Welsh punk politicos unleash a hugely promising debut single” declared Kerrang!
Before the end of the year, W.O.M.B had been played across Radio 1, on the evening sessions of Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq and Beth & Huw and toured as part of the Radio 1 ‘In New Music We Trust’ tour. Using the pennies saved from their day jobs – which range from chef to porn music producer – the band also made their second trip to America for two sweaty gigs at Los Angeles’ Viper Room and Space Lounge.
Banged up at Her Majesty’s pleasure for nine months at 21, prison changed Georgia G’s life, and it was there that she developed her poetry into rap. She will be a guest speaker at Birmingham University Debating Chamber and London University (on 13th October and 3rd November respectively) rapping her prison argument. Georgia was also guest speaker at the Oxford University Union Debating Society earlier in the year against Jonathan Aitkin MP on Prison reform.
“Best of the bunch are intelligent punk-rap politicos Weapons Of Mass Belief… updated Dead Kennedys /Rage Against The Machine dynamics for these paranoid times. They’ll be storming the palace come 2006″ KERRANG!
“Punk rap with real fire and intelligence” NEIL MCCORMICK, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
“Sounds like both Eminem and Supergrass playing at the same time” NME
“Contains all of the necessary ingredients … More will be heard from WOMB I’m certain” ARTROCKER
“Will work you into a frenzy the same way Cypress Hill did when you first heard them” ROCK SOUND
“So much to say, boy can they play, and man does their music leave a lasting mark” 4/5 BLACK VELVET
Weapons are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album recorded at Courtyard studios, due for release Spring 2006. Catch Weapons live:
16th October The Garage, London
17th November Barfly, Birmingham – with Lady Sovereign