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 12 months’s Eve (December 31). Ought to efforts show profitable, the one 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 by way of Spotify/Apple Music/Deezer and so forth too because it all helps,” the group wrote on Facebook. “The chart might be introduced on 1st January. Obtain hyperlinks might be made out there on Christmas Day.
“Hate Brexit? Then purchase this observe…get your folks 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 possibly can 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His skit lampoons the phrases of former get together chief Paul Nuttall, and the outdated xenophobic cliche of various nationalities “coming over right here”.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 mentioned: “Lots of people really feel very alienated by a whole lot of the political discourse in the meanwhile and lots of people have been instructed they don’t belong, so it’s a routine that enables individuals to giggle 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 like the truth that it’s ended up on a file within the 12 months 2020, in a approach that whoever wrote it might 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 top of the Brexit transition interval.
“Each time Brexit is within the information, violence towards racial minorities and folks from the EU who’re working right here will increase. Considered one of my Polish pals has instructed 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 had 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. Nevertheless, no matter occurs in Brexit, it received’t change what’s occurring on this music. You recognize, what’s the definition of Britishness? Lots of Asian Dub Basis are Black and British, they’ve watched that argument play out in entrance of them and so they’d have been on the sharp finish of it when issues had been very completely different within the ‘70s and ‘80s.”
Launched earlier this 12 months 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.