British duo Kill, the Icon! has released their debut single “Buddhist Monk.” The song tells the tale of Thich Quang Duc, a man who burned himself alive in protest against an oppressive Vietnamese regime. The band aims to explore the history of protest, activism, and anti-fascism through a satirical lens. References to Tarantino and Fincher films serve to create a pop culture universe within which the song’s sardonic icons come to life, and ask questions of the listener.
The band was founded by a bandleader who has been at the forefront of recent protest movements. Furious at billionaires and corrupt politicians alike, Kill, the Icon! makes lo-fi protest Punk that promises to make a dent in the kleptocracy.
Watch the video for “Buddhist Monk” below and check back soon because Kill, the Icon! is planning a nationwide run of winter tour dates!