Tim Commerford's new punk rock trio WAKRAT (pronounced wôk•rat) have released a music video for their new track "Generation Fucked", declaring Parliament Square, London as their own independent sovereign state in an audacious protest against the political elite.
The punk rock video opens with a double decker bus driving around London with #GenerationFucked plastered on the side before descending on Parliament Square to make a bold statement on one of the most politically-charged patches of turf in the world.
Watch the official music video now at http://youtu.be/kkc2jhdFJXU
The 'Republic of Wakrat' claims to expose a technicality in micronation law and lays out a constitution that challenges the current elitist regime:
"The current system is oppressive and elitist, promoting racist ideologies in order to push a self-serving agenda whilst an entire generation is put in jeopardy. We condemn this behaviour and the Republic of Wakrat exists to expose it."
Explaining the legality of the daring manoeuvre on their website [http://www.republicofwakrat.com], the band highlight an ancient loophole which they say gives them the authority to start the Republic of Wakrat on what was formerly known as Parliament Square. The land now known as Westminster is actually an island called Thorney Island. Originally the property of King Offa back in the 700s, WAKRAT claim that it has never been officially claimed by anyone else: "this area remains the property of King Offa, Mercian King under his charter which is in [Westminster] Abbey".
In the constitution of the Republic of Wakrat it states that: "This new state welcomes everyone of all ethnicities, backgrounds, genders, generations, sexualities, dis/abilities and faiths and offers a fresh alternative to the current system - we stand for equality and free movement."
You can sign up to be a citizen of the Republic of Wakrat for free at http://www.republicofwakrat.com
WAKRAT will open the #MakeAmericaRageAgain tour with PROPHETS OF RAGE starting this Friday in Fairfax, Virginia. Commerford recently performed at the Republican National Convention in Ohio with PROPHETS OF RAGE in protest against potential president Donald Trump. Notorious for his infamous bass lines in RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, Commerford fronts WAKRAT on vocals and bass over a tight mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock, fuelled by political dissent, social commentary and an undiminished subversion and questioning of authority.
WAKRAT's self-titled debut album is due to be released on November 11th on physical formats and November 8th on digital formats to coincide with the US election.
Pre-order the album now on ultra-limited, hand-stencilled and signed vinyl, signed CD and coloured vinyl, regular CD and vinyl, and t-shirt bundles at http://www.earache.com/wakrat
The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an instant download of the track "Generation Fucked", at http://bit.ly/wakrat-itunes
Follow Republic of Wakrat on Twitter @RepublicWakrat http://twitter.com/RepublicWakrat
Get more WAKRAT news and info:
Official site - http://wakratband.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Wakrat
Twitter - http://twitter.com/wakrat
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/wakrat
UK PRESS - KAS MERCER