deux furieuses “Our Day Will Come”
Arriving at a time where political resistance and insurgence against inequality has never felt so urgent, “Our Day Will Come” blends rousing punk rhythms with a glimmering sense of hope for the future.
With blistering electric guitar lines, impending drums that clang like a rallying call for the masses, and impassioned vocals that tell the tale of a world in tatters, Deux Furieuses explain:
“”Our Day Will Come” was written during the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when we couldn’t sing out loud for fear of aerosol transmission. ‘Sing it out without any fear’ was hope for the future.”
As punishing guitars bring the track to its anarchic and inspiring conclusion, Deux Furieuses drive home their knack for crafting rhythmic melodies that are unafraid to cause a mutiny amongst impassive ranks. Chiming with the politics of the song, the official video also salutes the efforts of those Iranian women currently putting their lives on the line for a better future. As the duo add:
“As Brexit Britain mourns its own past, the Conservatives release protected land to be savaged for property development, as women in Iran take a dangerous stand for their rights against morality police and as the music business continues to offer self-perpetuating opportunities to the boys with guitars, it sometimes feels like our causes will outlive us. “Our Day Will Come” says: take our rebel song, take our spirit and fight the good fight when we are no longer here… In the video, we brandish head scarves in solidarity with the inspiring young Iranian women so courageously protesting for change despite the risk to their lives.”
Following insurrectionary earlier tracks “All We Need Is Sanctuary”, “Know The Score” and “Bring Down The Government”, “Our Day Will Come” is the final installment in a series of strident samplers taken from Deux Furieuses third full-length LP, ‘Songs From Planet Earth’. Landing on 11 November, the album is the band’s second with Xtra Mile Recordings and was written over the course of the last two turbulent years.
Touching on the maelstrom of socio-political issues that continue to dominate the UK, from widespread inequality and the ongoing outcomes of the pandemic to environmental issues and gender politics, the album takes unflinching aim at a government completely incompetent to deal with them.
Recorded in October 2021 as part of a two-week residential album session at Grange Farm Studio, the album was self-produced by the band for the first time. Assistant production was added by Isi Clarke who also recorded the album with mix/post production by Mark Freegard (The Breeders). A special guest appearance comes from Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine), who plays bass on previous single “Bring Down The Government”, a track whose June 2022 release was met with the immediate resignation of Boris Johnson.
A band on a mission and unafraid to make a bold statement, of the themes at the heart of the new album they say:
“‘Songs From Planet Earth’ is a beating heart signal out from this world as we fall spinning into a vortex of pandemic, isolation, avoidable deaths, political corruption, personal mourning and ultimately survival. The album documents the journey from the city to the countryside like refugees in search of sanctuary.”
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Deux Furieuses are Scottish vocalist/guitarist Ros Cairney and Greek/London-based drummer Vas Antoniadou. Formed in London in 2013 with a mission to shine a light on the sickening inequalities they saw in the world around them, the duo went on to release their debut album ‘Tracks of Wire’ in 2016 which drew acclaim from the likes of Louder Than War, Q Magazine, Radio X’s John Kennedy and Frank Turner. Signing to Xtra Mile Recordings in 2019, they released their Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey) produced second album ‘My War Is Your War’, with the label also on board to release its long anticipated follow-up this Winter.
Having recently completed two UK tours supporting War on Women and playing as part of Brix Smith’s current live band (with Ros and Vas playing guitar and drums respectively) with PiL, the duo are now preparing to take the songs of ‘Songs From Planet Earth’ to the masses. With a recent slot at London’s Loud Women Festival already under their belts, Deux Furieuses will be hitting the road with Brix Smith again in October, playing both with and in support of the artist, before embarking on a UK tour with Skinny Lister throughout November.