I have to put politics aside when I listen to “Contenders”, the debut album by Easterhouse. You know you’re leaning far to the left when you dog the British Labour party for not being left enough.
Politics aside, I love the energy on this album. The lyrics are intelligent and passionate. I can appreciate that, even if I don’t agree with their sentiments. This is the sound of a band trying to make a difference. Your specific point of view is irrelevant here. The music is so good, so intoxicating, that you can’t help but listen…and you can’t help but hear their message…
…Agree with it or not.
In the end, I think that was all Easterhouse really wanted.