Music: Marillion Tackle Desperation In Gaza
Marillion have released a taster track for upcoming album Sounds That Can’t Be Made in the form of 17-minute epic Gaza. Hear it below.
Frontman Steve ‘h’ Hogarth says: “This is a song for the people, especially the children, of Gaza. It was written after many conversations with ordinary Palestinians living in the refugee camps of Gaza and the West Bank.
“It is not my intention of smear the Jewish faith or people – we know many Jews are deeply critical of the current situation – and nothing here is intended to show sympathy for acts of violence; but simply to ponder upon where desperation inevitable leads.
“Gaza is effectively a city imprisoned without trial. We ask you to add your voice to those already campaigning for a peaceful and urgent resolution to this desperately unfair situation.” Find out more at Hoping Foundation.
Sounds That Can’t Be Made, Marillion’s 17th studio album, is released on September 15. The band are featured in the current edition of Prog Magazine – with Gaza included in our free covermount CD, on sale now.
Marillion UK tour
09/09 Cardiff Students Union
10/09 Manchester Academy
11/09 Edinburgh HMV Picture House
13/09 Wolverhampton Civic
14/09 Sheffield Corporation
16/09 London HMV Forum
17/09 Cambridge Junction