Throwing Stuff’s latest single ‘No Gods, No Kings’ sees the hardcore punks rally against Britain’s monarchy, released just as King Charles III coronation serves as tinsel dangled by the ruling classes, an extravagant distraction from the injustices that pollute the world today.

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The band – known for their fast-paced, raw, and aggressive songs filled with politically charged lyrics – release the track on the eve of the British coronation as a statement of rebellion against the established order and a demand for a more egalitarian society.

“I don’t believe in no god and I don’t want to save the king”

An alternative national anthem, ‘No Gods, No Kings’ captures the bands frustration of a nation whose government pumps millions in public money into a pompous coronation while regular people struggle to afford to heat their homes.

“This weekend’s coronation highlights the massive inequality inherent in Britain. The concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a small elite will be broadcast around the world with gold carriages and shiny crowns studded with stolen jewels,” the band said.

“The British monarchy are the pinnacle of an establishment that believe they’re above the law, and where the will of the people is often subordinated to the interests of the ruling class. Throwing Stuff want a world where there are no gods and no kings so we can start to move towards fairer and more just society. The voice of the people must be heard in protest of the monarchy and the establishment.”

Vocalist Ben adds: “This country is built on the blood of the lower classes, both in the UK and the nations colonised in the name of the royals. The concept of monarchy is an outdated tradition rooted in historical and cultural customs that discriminate based on class, race, heritage and gender.”

“A society where power is concentrated in the hands of a small, privileged group is untenable for real working people. We have no need for such distinguished silver spoon gobblers tapping the national purse when poverty is at an all-time high, when the cost of living continues to rise, when refugees are demonised by those in government. There needs to be ‘No Gods, No Kings’.”

‘No Gods, No Kings’ is the second of three singles Throwing Stuff are releasing in 2023. It is available to stream on all platforms from Friday 5 May – the first new single I Hate This Place is available now – check them both out here –

Guitar, drums and bass recorded with Joe Clayton at No Studio in Manchester, with vocals recorded at Studio 6 in Yangon, Myanmar where vocalist Ben Small has been living and working since 2019.