New Music: Autoheart Champion LGBT Rights in Russia with ‘Moscow’ VideoPosted on July 19th, 2013 by Anna in New Music
Talented London-based indie songsmiths Autoheart, released their debut album Punch this week. We’re huge fans of the guys here at UK Music Jobs and we’ve been looking forward to this record for ages, so we’re happy to inform you it’s every bit as brilliant as their initial singles hinted it might be and we highly recommend you download it now from iTunes, you won’t be disappointed.
The album’s lead single Moscow has been causing a stir this week for more than just its catchy hook, and sees the band taking a stand for LGBT rights in response to ongoing homophobic incidents in Russia, with a group of same-sex couples violently attacked last month after staging a kissing protest.
The band released a statement along with the brilliant video which accompanies the song, saying: “We are lucky in Britain to have laws that mean whether we are gay, straight, bisexual or anything in between, our relationships are recognised and our rights protected by law. But in Russia there is an anti-gay crisis happening right now: their government does not want to afford their people those same rights and are trying to criminalise even the discussion of gay equality.”
The band also urge their fans to sign the All Out petition, which calls on the Russian government to stop discrimination against the LGBT community.
Check out the video – which has already had almost 30,000 views in the week it has been online – right here!