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We wrote ‘Kill Tory Scum’ in protest of brutal Tory austerity

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Our electronic punk band Killdren has become the focus of a media storm over the past 24 hours, as Glastonbury decided to pull our set over our “violent” song "Kill Tory Scum (Before They Kill You)". We were obviously disappointed to be axed from the line-up, but considering we were playing on a small stage at 4am, it’s likely we would have been ignored and no one ever would have heard of us, had the whole thing not been overblown by the press.

The song has largely been misrepresented, completely failing to highlight the satirical nature of the piece and the underlying message. The “Kill Tory Scum (Before They Kill You)” music video and stage show are satirical works laced with some admittedly fairly grim black humour. The band does not condone the killing of Tories or children, or anyone for that matter – regardless of political beliefs. The pop song was created for the general election in 2017, to encourage people to vote out the Tories – anyone who has the musical stomach to watch the music video to the end will have discovered this.

Through crude shock tactics our song’s aim was to draws attention to the double-standards of what........

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