The blistering new track takes aim at the draconian immigration policy of the Tory government.
Words: Brad Harris | Photo: Neelam Khan Vela
Without trying to sound reductive, Kaputt are a gang of six Glaswegian art punks. And like any good gang, their songs contain a myriad of background influences, just as each member of The Goonies brought their own personality to the group to make the whole stronger. New single Movement Now shifts between gothic, post-punk and anthemic adjacent moments to create an urgent and scathing tapestry that takes aim at the draconian immigration policy of the Tory government.
This lingering presence of a rogue nationalist element, like the return of Combo in This Is England, is fully taken to task. In vocalist Cal Donelly’s words, “the consistent narrative of the UK being “full”, [the] display of isolationism and pure racism is no new thing of course, but it appeared to me more barefaced and galvanising more support than I had ever experienced it in my own lifetime.”
Performative tropes are set aside to create a positive rebuttal to the pessimism of the regime and, at the same time, the ignorance of the waves of gentrifying artists “moving to Glasgow and ‘discovering’ the city while acting as if it had never existed before their arrival”. With movement as a thematic core, its handy that the track itself is a driving thrust of sound akin to accidentally being caught in a car wash. Find the band on Spotify here.