London, UK based cosmic punk favourites WACO are pleased to announce their return with the video for their brand new single titled Elevation, set for release on 8th September 2021 via long-term label home Venn Records (Gallows).
One of the most hardworking bands on the scene, the quartet soon dive back into a packed autumn/winter 2021 touring schedule which sees them out on the road for headline shows, festival appearances, and support slots with the likes of The Wildhearts, Wifeswap USA, and Snake Eyes – tickets are on sale now.
The single is the first tease of new material from an as-yet unannounced project, and serves as a call to action to WACO fans both old and new to join the band’s fight over the coming months.
Commenting on the song itself, WACO say: “This tune is about trying to live a healthy life while trapped in a sick society. Trying to be the best you in a turbulent sea of conflicting and disorientating information. Governments and corporations make money and maintain their power by stoking our fears and insecurities. Division is big business. In this setting, self-love, compassion and unity are forms of self-defence and rebellion.”
WACO’s most recent album Hope Rituals was released in 2021 to critical acclaim and was the first to feature bassist James Robinson, who joined the band after the tragic loss of their dear friend Chris Cowley in 2018. While much of their previous 2019 album Human Magic served as a method of healing for the band, the latest offering looked optimistically to the future and a hope of better days.
The band will perform at The Foundry in Sheffield on 24th September, Record Junkee in Sheffield on 22nd November and The Parish in Huddersfield on 25th November 2011.