Bring Me The Horizon have just announced their support for the UK will be The Fever 333! Who are they, and why should you care?
That can definitely be answered in the same statement: they’re Jason Butler’s new hip-hop/hardcore band who stage protests everywhere from donut shops to Download Festival.
That’s right, ex-letlive. vocalist Jason Aalon Butler, ex-The Chariot Stephen Harrison and Night Verses’ Aric Improta have teamed up with huge producer John Feldmann to make music addressing the USA’s civil rights violations against African-Americans. An issue seemingly very close to Butler, it’s not described in implicit subtext. Lyrics such as “Born with too much melanin” and “We trust the boys in blue, they keep on serving us, while they’re protecting you” are delivered with the same passion we experienced in many letlive. tracks.
Watch the video for the first single they released, ‘We’re Coming In’, from their YouTube channel here:
Live shows, too, are loud, explicit and in-your-face, with Butler’s stage antics remaining a huge part of the sets. Their first show (or demonstration) was a huge topic of discussion, as the band hadn’t officially announced anything and the situation was shrouded with mystery. That was until they performed an immense show outside Randy’s Donuts. Yes, a literal donut shop. Their UK shows have included the Heavy Music Awards in August, and Download Festival in June on third stage, which involved an impressive political statement before the set in the form of a projected video and the appearance of several people with black bags over their heads.
It should be interesting to see how these demonstrations go down to arenas of Bring Me fans, but however the crowds react, it’s likely that Butler will be in his zone anyway, climbing as high as scaffolding will allow and pissing off security.
Look out, Europe. There’s a fever coming.