Gavin Chappell-Bates – Refugee – Video

The English agit-rock creator Gavin Chappell-Bates will be releasing his début LP on the 8th of April.

Gavin Chappell-Bates

Gavin Chappell-Bates

With material that is both societal commentary and sympathetic Gavin Chappell-Bates is able to deliver his message without hankering for the speed dial as he delivers clearly sign-posted tracks, which musically are easy to engage and lyrically poignant.




Refugee is a song of current relevance, with a contemplation of both mass geo-political travel, whilst equally speaking of the world in which 1% own as much as the other 99% put-together and this month finds stronger foot-hold with statements of vilification by Mr. Trump, standing for President in the USA, of a religious grouping and a judgement today in the UK that permits four refugees in Calais (France) to be allowed into the UK due to relationship status with UK Nationals. Whilst Mr. Cameron, the UK Prime-Minister, announced tests that English Language skills need to reach a ‘Standard’ to allow continued residency for all who are not of UK origin. A decision I find abstruse as I find many UK Nationals seem to have never extended their language skills beyond a three year old. Compounded by being a Country where Welsh is also a recognised alternative National Language, yet not included in the semantics of racial hatred which sweeps much of the land.

I look forward to hearing the LP, which I hope to be able to review in full prior to release. A review I don’t expect to be replete with my own anarcho-capitalist perspective but, as you know if you are a longer term reader, I won’t pass by when opportunity arises, as the music of Gavin Chappell-Bates threads many furrows of contemplation.

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