Goth rock outfit Ashestoangels have unveiled their latest music video, this time around for the politically themed “Not In My Name”. The video is based around the metaphor of ‘Blood on your hands, you can never clean’ and lives on the bands upcoming album How To Bleed which is out April 15th. Lead vocalist Crilly Ashes had this to say about the song:
“Not in my name. It’s a powerful statement. I think it’s important to say this is not an omission of guilt. It is a rejection of all the horrible things that are done by those we trusted to protect us, on a global scale, a national scale and in our day to day life.
When taking away tents and blankets is seen as a solution to homelessness you know something is wrong. When we refuse to support the same people we have displaced you know something is wrong. I feel like by not speaking out then I am being complicit through inaction. It may just be a punk rock song, but words have power and if I can use that to make even the smallest difference, then I have too. I won’t be complicit through inaction.
Things may carry on regardless, but not in my name.”