Following last year’s Pillow Fort EP and an Everett True endorsed debut back in 2013, East London artist Gaptooth (aka Hannah Lucy) is now back with the second single to be taken from her upcoming second album.
A tribute to Feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut – a charity who protest the life-threatening cuts to services for domestic violence – ‘They Cut We Bleed’ rages against the government with a frenzied, impassioned energy and empowering force. With shades of the likes of Le Tigre or MEN, it oozes whirring beats, glitchy electronic melodies and colourful uplifting vibes; the perfect call to arms that we need now more than ever. As Gaptooth says: “All these sexist, racist cuts, we don’t need ’em”. Enough said.
Of the track, Hannah explains:
“In the UK, two women a week are killed by a partner or ex-partner, but the government is cutting funding for refuges, legal aid, social housing – all services that survivors rely on… Across the country, the first services to shut down have been those set up for women of colour and LGTBQ+ survivors, while many migrant survivors are denied the right to access refuges at all. This is a matter of life or death. Theresa May has made a show of being tough on domestic violence, but is taking away lifelines for people trying to escape it.”
Filled with powerful footage of Sisters Uncut in action at protests, the new video for ‘They Cut We Bleed’ premiered on Loud Women and is now available to watch here: