The Fight is Not Over EP is raising funds for, The 343, a feminist-led and artist-focused, queer arts space in Belfast.
A Northern Ireland artist development company, Third Bar, has released a punk infused EP The Fight Is Not Over, featuring four of Belfast’s freshest, punk-influenced bands Sister Ghost, Strange New Places, Gender Chores and Problem Patterns.
“While injustice persists, we won’t shut up. Until a sea-change in our society affords us autonomy, rather than oppression, we will not be satisfied. We aren’t there yet – which is why we’re still here. The fight is not over. Join us in it.” says Ash of Strange New Places.
With their Belfast politicians’ lack of social progress, rage and frustration is high. These four bands are using their platform to speak out on their experiences and what they believe in. The four track, live EP is raising funds for The 343, an artist-focused, feminist-led, Queer Arts Space in East Belfast.
The charity is community focused and gives a platform to female identifying, non binary and LGBTQIA artists and marginalised groups – using art to effect change.
This protest driven EP has perfectly combined punk music, ethics and morals, as well as giving voices to the unheard.
Buy The Fight Is Not Over here
I’m a multi-instrumentalist musician, songwriter, and music journalist. When I’m not gigging with my band Rude Rum or writing, I teach guitar. I graduated from the Music Industry College, Brisbane (where I was in a punk band) in 2016 and plan to spend my life helping the world find a new groove. When asked at kindergarten what I wanted to be when I grew up I simply said ‘a rock star’… nothing’s changed!