Folk Punk Revolutionaries Erik & the Worldly Savages return to further their mission to uplift the masses with their new EP, ‘FUTURE THUNDER VOID’. Released on March 7, the group are about to embark on an extensive European tour in support of the record, starting in April, along with Balkan Folk Punk pioneers, Kulture Shock. The band have just finished a tour of Thailand.
Check out the tour dates on their official website.
‘FUTURE THUNDER VOID’ follows on from The Worldly Savages’ 2022 EP release, ‘Break Free’, and continues to showcase not only their signature sound, but also Erik Mut’s innate ability to transform universal themes – often complex but always relatable – into song.
With a passionate and raw delivery, ‘FUTURE THUNDER VOID’ is both vibrantly punk and unabashedly international, which makes sense considering the diverse origins of the group.
Speaking of the new EP, Mut said,
“Written in Thailand and Mexico, Future Thunder Void takes place after the events of the previous “Break Free” EP. It describes the different sensations and feelings of a nomadic life in the modern world. It shows you how confusing, empowering and hopeful it can be. The single “Thunder In Our Hearts” covers what it means to recognize your own individuality and how it feels to broadcast that to the world; it speaks to those who believe in embracing the beat of their own drum without sacrificing success. It celebrates finding new, authentic ways of being fully in one’s own ultimate lifestyle.”
The six track EP opens with the Latin-infused ‘Thunder In Our Hearts’, leading onto the drum-led ‘Embrace The Void’. Mut channels his inner Mick Jagger with his gritty vocal delivery. There’s a feeling of resignation without regret in the track, and allows us to be empowered by it.
Track 3, ‘Always’, is a slow-paced rock track from the very first note, and carries with from the same vibe as the previous track, with a Tex-Mex flavour, laid back sound, while track 4, ‘Scarcity’, continues this vibe with Mariachi-like horns. There’s a Balkan sound there too, and it causes one to realise that there’s a lot of similarities in world music – which, I guess, is part of the mission of Erik & The Worldly Savages.
You can watch the music video for ‘Thunder In Our Hearts’ below, and find out more about Erik & The Worldly Savages and their music online on their official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, Bandcamp, and YouTube.