FEATURE: How bands and musicians reacted to the UK leaving the EU!
June 25th, 2016
Yesterday (June 24th 2016), after hours and hours of voting across the country, and then those votes being counted up, the UK made the decision to leave the EU. For those who aren’t quite sure what that is, that’s the European Union – a selection of countries across Europe that work together in a huge number of ways, including economically, travel, and trade, if we’re going to be super brief about it.
The UK has been a part of the EU for over four decades, and following the poll results is the first country (or, set of countries as it includes England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) to decide to leave the union after being a part of it. Of course, such a decision has split the opinions of many up and down the country, and as it affects the music industry, many musicians have also expressed their feelings on this historic decision.
We’ve compiled a bunch of tweets from said musicians, including members of Bury Tomorrow, Neck Deep, Enter Shikari, and The 1975, so you can see how they feel about it all:
I don't want to "take our country back", I want to take our country forward.
— Rou Reynolds (@RouReynolds) June 24, 2016
Shocking news. I can't honestly get my head around it!
— Samuel David Carter (@samarchitects) June 24, 2016
Done. Actually disgusted in my own country. What the fuck have we done.
— Ben Barlow (@ben_barlyo) June 24, 2016
So strange being in the generation of something so monumental, this all feels a little surreal
— Fil Thorpe-Evans (@filisthorpe) June 24, 2016
Nothing has settled in yet but id like to say to those of you who are feeling how i'm feeling, lets not let this make us feel defeated.
— Dani Abasi (@DaniNeckDeep) June 24, 2016
That's good though right? pic.twitter.com/14zXin4TeN
— P /\\\ T T Y (@PattyxWalters) June 24, 2016
— Paul Green (@Paularusha) June 24, 2016
Suppose I better enjoy these next few trips to Europe for festivals 👍 because it sure as Fuck isn't going to be this easy in the future
— Daniel Winter-Bates (@DanBuryTomorrow) June 24, 2016
You think they aren't going to sell the NHS? Wrong. You think they're going to humanely reduce immigration? Wrong. Nazi Germany mk II
— Craig Reynolds (@reynlord) June 24, 2016
Thinking about leaving this place
— Sam Varney (@xsamx_ss) June 24, 2016
I've woken up yet again to a bunch of fucking morons deciding our countries future by fear.
Seriously Fuck You!
— A$AP FATDAV (@swearboxdj) June 24, 2016
I can only hope a lot of people voted out of frustration and confusion.
I refuse to believe our parents would willingly do this to us.
— Barney Boom Six (@SonicBoomSix) June 24, 2016
Millions voted to leave the EU based on lies and Matt Bellamy is currently whistling on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury. Somebody kill me.
— Jono Yates (@jonoBLITZ) June 24, 2016
I'm scared I want my Mum aka place in the European Union
— matty (@Truman_Black) June 23, 2016
With every scroll I feel a little more hopeless & a little more sad.
It's only 7.30am. 😞 I'm scared we've been left horribly alone.
— Rebecca Need-Menear (@Beccarr11) June 24, 2016
A very sad day. Respect to all our UK mates in bands, it just got a lot harder.
— YOUR DEMISE (@YourDemise) June 24, 2016
Grey Britain is fucking dead pic.twitter.com/zBusv4QfvH
— Frank Carter (@frankcarter23) June 24, 2016
Tumultuous times for my country. Not much to add. Remember to be kind.
— Frank Turner (@frankturner) June 24, 2016
right now there isn't much great about britain.
— #MDMAFIA (@martyrdefiled) June 24, 2016
Feel profoundly disconnected from the place I grew up in. An awful awful feeling
— Gustav Wood (@Gustav_Wood) June 24, 2016
Feel like joining, Bowie, Prince, MJ, Lemmy and the rest now. I'm done with this country and world. I feel like I don't belong here.
— Joshy Mac (@JoshMarmozets) June 24, 2016
If anything, this shows how badly this country needs unity between its young voters. The old have spoken, I don't feel we truly have.
— Austin Dickinson (@Austin_AsLions) June 24, 2016
Incredibly sad and incredibly angry. pic.twitter.com/L6NnGmz0W2
— Matt Davies-Kreye (@XgeekedgeX) June 24, 2016
lastly, as a musician, touring the EU was on my bucket list. Now I probably won't get to. Thanks for taking my dreams further out of reach.
— christina (@christinartnd) June 24, 2016
If you come across any others, or you’re a musician and you’d like to include your Facebook or tweeted thoughts to the above list, whether you support or disagree with the leave decision, please do feel free to send it our way.
Written by Zach Redrup (@zachredrup)