Welcome to Grey Britain. Welcome to the real Britain: a land of poverty, petty violence, bad diets, bad attitudes. A land of dole queues, decay and dealers; ignorance and Jerry Springer-esque DNA tests; of knives and gangs and registered restraining orders worn as badge of honor. Welcome to Gallows’ new State of the Nation Address. Grey Britain is Gallows’ second album. It was recorded in 2008 at London’s RAK studios, alongside a 33-piece string section recorded at Air Studios and piano pieces at Abbey Road - with producer Garth ‘GGGarth’ Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Rise Against etc) at the controls. A damning indictment and aural document of a country currently crippled by recession it is the most important punk rock record to come out of Britain in years: urgent, energised, angry and utterly nihilistic. “Since our first album we’ve been out there and travelled the world,” explains frontman Frank Carter. “We’ve seen other cultures and now written a record about everything bad we’ve seen – but especially here in Britain. The racism, the ignorance, the hopelessness, and the lack of ethical understanding. Grey Britain is about life in a selfish society, where greed and aggression rules, aspirations are low and a young generation is desensitized to the world around them. The album climaxes with a mass suicide of feelings, of sorts – there’s a sense that without change there can be no future.”
WARNING: MOST OF THIS ALBUM IS FCC DIRTY! PLEASE DL CLEAN FROM PLAY MPE!
First Single is #7, Also Try #10 feat. Simon from Biffy Clyro