- 02 Jun 21
The Donegal band criticise laissez-faire capitalism and unfettered property development on the vaporwave-influenced single.
Donegal band Tuath have released a new Vaporwave and post-punk inspired political song, 'That Looks Like A Good Spot For Some Luxury Apartments'. It's the first track released from their upcoming EP Research & Development, due out June 23.
The track arrives alongside a new lyric video – inspired by Adam Curtis' recent documentary film series, Can't Get You Out of My Head – featuring Elon Musk, shots of homeless people, and more, all under the banner of an ad on a website called 'Shaft.ye' by 'FFG Properties.'
'That Looks Like A Good Spot For Some Luxury Apartments' is centred around the refrain: "Spare a thought for those lowlife hipster artists, That looks like a good spot for some luxury apartments" – a nod to the rising cost of living in Irish cities.
Frontman Robert Mulhern explains that "the cost of houses going up is seen as a sign of a good economy but what it really means is we are being robbed more effectively and with greater cynicism than before."
"Swathes of foreign investment firms buying up newly-erected estates to rent out, are morally propped up by our government.”
The band has released a series of artwork accompanying the release of a series of artwork pieces with a similar theme to the song and video of major Irish cities to "highlight the rampant gentrification and property redevelopment endemic across the island".
Mulhern adds that he feels " we need to revolt against capitalism before cultural change happens and unfortunately, as Mark Fisher said: ‘it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.'"
Take a look at the lyric video below: