Punk Rock trio Wakrat (pronounced wôk•rat) have dropped a provocative new video for their track “Sober Addiction” in which Tim Commerford courageously confronts American authority head on. The video, shot in multiple locations across the USA, shows the notorious activist and Rage Against The Machine bassist fearlessly mocking the perceived evils of the America face to face… all whilst dressed in a middle finger costume. Religious establishments, pharmaceutical corporations, the military, law enforcement, Trump supporters and major banks all get the finger from Commerford – often provoking outrage and angry responses. This video is not for the easily offended.
No strangers to controversy, Wakrat have grown notorious for standing up for what they believe in. Last July they staged one of the most daring political stunts in Punk history as they claimed Parliament Square in London as their own sovereign state… Republic Of Wakrat. This new protest state, as explained on the official website:
“This new state welcomes everyone of all ethnicities, backgrounds, genders, generations, sexualities dis/abilities and faiths and offers a fresh alternative to the current system - we stand for equality and free movement. The current system is oppressive and elitist, promoting racist ideologies in order to push a self-serving agenda whilst an entire generation is put jeopardy. We condemn this behavior and Republic Of Wakrat exists to expose it.”
Wakrat’s self-titled debut album was released on Election Day last November on Earache Records and is available on signed CD & vinyl from https://earache.com/wakrat