Published Mar 12, 2020On the heels of announcing new EP Born Deadly late last month, Snotty Nose Rez Kids have served up another new song from the effort.
"Cops with Guns Are the Worst!!!" is not only a categorically true statement, but the title of the duo's latest single. Written in response to the police brutality and tactics exhibited during protests and collective action in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en nation, the pair highlight the perseverance of Indigenous people and the anti-pipeline movement.
"People close to us have been on the ground day-in and day-out putting their lives on the line to protect all our futures," Darren "Young D" Metz and Quentin "Yung Trybez" Nyce explained in a statement. "We're obviously frustrated by the lack of respect for Indigenous land rights and ownership but watching the RCMP arresting our people for defending their land and protecting their territory, we felt rage. There's such a long history of RCMP inflicting violence on our people and that rage boiled over into this song."
Barring any further coronavirus cancellations, Snotty Nose Rez Kids are set to begin a North American tour in April, which includes festival dates at Toronto's CBC Music Festival and Laketown Shakedown in Lake Cowichan, BC. Find their complete tour itinerary here.
Born Deadly arrives April 3.