Leaders of the Free World​/​Submit

by AGBEKO

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Leaders of the Free World/Submit is Agbeko's first vinyl release and is the culmination of a collaboration with Manchester independent label Stutter & Twitch.

The limited editon pressing sees the group continue with their trademark flag-planting political content and moves the music into a heavy rock-rooted sound, whilst still mainting a healthy dialogue with the afrobeat influences of Fela Kuti and Ebo Taylor than run through much of their work to date.

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released October 19, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Jamie Stockbridge, with Agbeko.
Produced by Matthew Brown
Mastered by Peter Maher

Ellen Beth Abdi - Vocals
Jamie Stockbridge - Tenor Saxophone
Illiam Quane - Trumpet
Daniel Mitchell - Trombone
Caitlin Laing - Baritone Saxophone
James Girling - Guitar
Alex Hill - Keyboard
Alasdair Simpson - Bass Guitar
Matthew Brown - Percussion
Peter Mitchell - Percussion
Jonathan Needham - Drum Kit

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AGBEKO Manchester, UK

AGBEKO are a high-octane afro-rock-funk-psych 11-piece from Manchester, UK.

Agbeko effortlessly draw inspiration from the golden age of 1970s’ Nigerian, Ghanaian and Ethiopian dancefloors and deliver it through the filter of 11 young twenty-somethings who grew up on rock, funk and jazz.

For upcoming shows, see www.agbeko.co.uk
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Track Name: Leaders of the Free World
Leaders of the Free World
Where there is anger, you cover your ears.
Leaders of the Free World
Exploit our difference and harness the fear
Leaders of the Free World
Where there is hunger, don't feed us your slogans.

Why do we tolerate this internet incarceration?
We close our eyes to everyone else's lives
We shout into our echo chambers.

Why do we tolerate this information racketeering?
We can't believe everyone word we read
It's the one percent electioneering

Leaders of the free world...

Why do we tolerate this twitterverse administration?
It's built on lies. You do nothing but fraternise
When we threatens to destroy whole nations.

Why do we tolerate this mutually assured destruction?
We can't abide push-button genocide
If the mad man gives the last instruction.

Leaders of the free world...
Track Name: Submit (There's an Anger Runs Through My Veins)
Stay away from me - I won't ask again.
I'm too old to care, too tired to pretend.
'cos each time you touch me another piece crumbles away.

Stay away from me - I know just what you are
I've seen it all before - I won't play the part.
There's an anger runs through my veins.

There's an anger runs through my veine.

Oftentimes before, I haven't made a sound.
But touch me there again and I'll put you on the ground.
There's an anger runs through my veins.

There's an anger runs through my veins.

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