Asian Dub Foundation and Stewart Lee’s new single ‘Comin’ Over Right here’ continues to be in race to be Brexit Quantity One.
A marketing campaign was launched earlier this month (December 12) in a bid to get the music to Quantity One when the Brexit transition interval ends, with 100% of the band’s share of gross sales going to frontline refugee and migrant assist teams.
The marketing campaign urges followers to buy the observe between 00:01am GMT on Christmas Day (December 25) and 23.59pm GMT on New Yr’s Eve (December 31). Ought to efforts show profitable, the only would be the Quantity One the subsequent day: the primary day the UK leaves the EU.
“Shopping for a obtain from Amazon/iTunes will depend extra on the chart than streaming it, however do stream the music through Spotify/Apple Music/Deezer and so on too because it all helps,” the group wrote on Facebook. “The chart shall be introduced on 1st January. Obtain hyperlinks shall be made accessible on Christmas Day.
“Hate Brexit? Then purchase this observe…get your pals to purchase this observe…let’s put the bigots into their place.”
As of at the moment (December 30), ‘Comin’ Over Right here’ is Quantity One on the Amazon chart and Quantity Two on the iTunes chart. You’ll be able to assist the observe be Brexit Quantity One by buying it here.
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The political Hackney band first shared ‘Comin’ Over Here’ back in September, that includes Lee’s phrases from his now legendary UKIP sketch from his Comedy Car present.
His skit lampoons the phrases of former social gathering chief Paul Nuttall, and the previous xenophobic cliche of various nationalities “coming over right here”. In his surrealist bit, he traces it again to Anglo-Saxon immigrants and even recites the poem ‘The Wanderer’ from the period.
Speaking to NME, Lee stated: “Lots of people really feel very alienated by a variety of the political discourse in the intervening time and lots of people have been informed they don’t belong, so it’s a routine that enables individuals to chortle at that concept.
“There’s a bit within the center that’s from an Anglo-Saxon poem that’s over 1,000-years-old and nobody is aware of who wrote it. I really like the truth that it’s ended up on a report within the yr 2020, in a manner that whoever wrote it may by no means have dreamed of.”
Stewart Lee. Credit score: Press
The comic added that now was a becoming time to launch the observe, with the UK a month away from the tip of the Brexit transition interval.
“Each time Brexit is within the information, violence towards racial minorities and other people from the EU who’re working right here will increase. One among my Polish pals has informed her youngsters to not sit on the highest deck of the bus any extra. Whereas I’ve made the joke that everybody who voted for Brexit have been racists and cunts, for lots of people even on the left it was a political factor about not being a part of the federation.”
He added: “For lots of people it’s not about racism. Nonetheless, no matter occurs in Brexit, it received’t change what’s occurring on this music. You recognize, what’s the definition of Britishness? A variety of Asian Dub Basis are Black and British, they’ve watched that argument play out in entrance of them they usually’d have been on the sharp finish of it when issues have been very completely different within the ‘70s and ‘80s.”
Launched earlier this yr as a part of the cult comedy band’s July album ‘Kunts Punk In Your Face’, the song received the backing of Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker.
The last-minute push to get it to the highest of the Christmas charts was in response to the Prime Minister’s U-turn on coronavirus Christmas restrictions.