The haunting first single from Manchester band Trojan Horse is a psychedelic call for class consciousness.
Bassist and vocalist Lawrence Duke told Socialist Worker, “Paper Bells are a metaphor for the voiceless working class, who are devalued by capitalism and often don’t know the extent of their power.”
The band’s political ideas inform their musical project too. “The digitisation and the commodification of art and culture has also devalued music, especially the way people listen to music,” said Lawrence.
“Like Marx we think the world is best seen as a totality. As part of an emerging new prog scene we’re trying to bring the idea of totality back into the way people absorb and engage with music.”
Paper Bells, by Trojan Horse, Listen To These Records, trojanhorse.bandcamp.com