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Strawbs stream brand new song Settlement exclusively with Prog

Strawbs, shot exclusively for Prog, October 2017
(Image credit: Will Ireland)

UK prog rockers Strawbs have streamed the title track of their upcoming album Settlement exclusively with Prog.

The band announced last month they will release their latest album, Settlement, through Cherry Red Records on February 26. The follow-up to 2017's The Ferryman's Curse has been produced by Blue Weaver who not only played with Strawbs as well as the Bee Gees in their 1970s heydays.

"Over the years I have written political songs such as The Hangman And The Papist, New World and The Call to Action," mainman Dave Cousins tells Prog. "To these  songs I can now add Settlement, which emerged with the first Covid-19 lockdown, evolving as the Government briefings exposed the shortcomings of our political masters.

"Anger rose with the exposure of the shortage of protective medical clothing and the inadequacy of testing, as the death toll mounted. “Sturm und Drang” sums up the aim of control by threat and stress."

Settlement will be available as CVD and 180g vinyl.

Pre-order Settlement CD.

Pre-order Settlement vinyl.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.