Female fronted Britrock 4-piece Skunk Anansie new single 'I Believed In You' is out on September 10th 2012 and serves as the first release from their fifth album 'Black Traffic' due for release on September 17th 2012 through 100% Records and Boogooyamma.
The video is filmed in black and white with various abstract sketches flashing up between clips of the band performing the political song. According to vocalist Skin (real name Deborah Dyer), the lyrics reflect the frustrations of being let down by the people we have voted to lead our country. 'They all f**k up because eventually it becomes more about keeping their positions of power than elevating the position of their country', she said. The track definitely has anti-government punk elements to it with the added catchiness of a traditional pop song and the powerful guitar riffs of heavy rock.
Skunk Anansie are set to launch their album at a show at Village Underground in East London with Kerrang! Magazine and will also embark on a UK and Europe tour after several successful festival appearances at the likes of Leicestershire's Download festival, Pukkelpop in Belgium, Lowlands and Pink Pop in the Netherlands, Rock En Seine in France and Italy's Heineken Music Festival.
6th Coliseum Lisbon Portugal
7th Coliseum Porto Portugal
8th Riviera Madrid Spain
9th Razzmatazz Barcelona Spain
11th Les Docks Lausanne Switzerland
12th X-tra Zurich Switzerland
13th Tonhalle Munich Germany
15th Palladium Cologne Germany
16th Columbiahalle Berlin Germany
17th Theaterhaus Stuttgart Germany
19th Mediolanum Forum Milan Italy
20th Palalottomatica Rome Italy
21st Pala Arrex Venice Italy
23rd Lotto Arena Antwerp Belgium
24th Zenith Paris France
25th Ziggo Dome Amsterdam Netherlands
27th Sentrum Scene Oslo Norway
28th Falkoner Copenhagen Denmark
29th Hugenottenhalle Frankfurt Germany
1st Brixton Academy London UK
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