VIDEO PREMIERE: Alien Weaponry – “Whispers”
Alien Weaponry have premiered their new music video recently. You can check out the video for their song “Whispers” below. The song is from the band’s latest effort Tū which was released via Napalm Records.
Vocalist/guitarist Lewis de Jong commented on the song;
These are just a couple of examples of the government not respecting the voices of the people, especially Māori. Even though historic wrongs have supposedly been righted with compensation, when the same thing keeps happening it’s hard to believe there has really been a change.
Drummer Henry de Jong added:
It’s kind of scary how many people share his views. They don’t seem to understand that the current policies are there to help redress the imbalance that was caused after over a hundred years of colonization. During that time, millions of acres of Māori land were stolen, they were excluded from voting and children were punished for speaking Māoriin schools, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. That sort of thing can’t be fixed with compensation alone – it takes time and goodwill from both sides.