Green Left TV on Mar 9, 2014
“Rise Up” is the latest release from Sydney Australia of established rebel rock outfit Urban Guerillas. Formed by the singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Ken Stewart, the Urban Guerillas sprang out of the pub, punk scene in Adelaide, South Australia, in the eighties before moving to Sydney. The bands’ interest in the world around them created a collection of songs and albums that reflect on the social change they have experienced and observed in an ever shrinking world. Today, increasingly governments seem to be putting the needs of corporations before social and community imperatives.
“Rise Up” is a call for people to get more engaged in the democratic process, to use their collective voice to give balance, and ensure that they live in a society and not just an economy.