On the track, vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye commented:
The idea for the track came from watching the news reports around and after the financial crisis hit; the anger at the banks and financial institutions that lined their own pockets off the backs of the hard working average individual. Theft at the highest level, no sense of remorse, even in the wake of exposure. Hand outs, bonuses, pay increases… It’s like someone rubbing egg in the face of the honest, hard working people who struggle, sometimes with two jobs, raising a family and only just being able to make ends meet.
“1%” is taken from Funeral for a Friend’s upcoming album Chapter and Verse, which will be released on January 19th, 2015, and is the follow-up to last year’s Conduit.
If you like what you hear, the group is currently revving up for a short tour in the UK throughout January. You can check out the dates and locations for those gigs below.
15 BRISTOL The Fleece
16 BIRMINGHAM Institute
17 MANCHESTER Gorilla
18 GLASGOW King Tuts
19 NEWCASTLE Riverside
20 LEEDS University
22 LONDON Electric Ballroom
23 SOUTHAMPTON 1865