NZ thrash metal trio ALIEN WEAPONRY unleash their brand-new music video for “Whispers” of the recently released debut album, Tū.
While previous hits “Rū Ana Te Whenua” and “Kai Tangata” have related to historic battles and injustices faced by their ancestors, “Whispers” raises much more recent incidences of conflict – the Foreshore and Seabed Act passed in 2004; and the Trans Pacific Partnership, signed in 2016.
“The government’s words are like whispers in our ears, telling us lies, to hide away our fears!”
“These are just a couple of examples of the government not respecting the voices of the people, especially Māori,” says guitarist and lead singer, Lewis de Jong. “Even though historic wrongs have supposedly been righted with compensation, when the same thing keeps happening it’s hard to believe there has really been a change.”