TUNE Songs of Katrina - The Empire by Danny Shayler
The Empire (Shayler)
One of a couple of tracks donated rather than written and recorded specially for the album this is a vitriolic and bucolic slap of indie style pop by Bath songwriter Danny slamming a country, in this case England, for its role in oppressing and invading other countries whilst neglecting its duties at home. Do we learn from history? Perhaps only to be come more ruthless and efficient. Yet this is an irresistible clarion call for change that has echoes of “The Queen Is Dead” era Smiths in its delivery.