Thanks to the most unlikely of sources, 80’s thrash bozo-clowns are at it (somewhat) again.
After their recent appearances on BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo Drive-time programme, fans have taken to social media to launch a campaign to get the band’s cover of Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” to top the Christmas Charts, akin to the Rage Against the Machine campaign of 2009.
Frontman Qualcast Mutilator comments “OK, this is getting weird now. First we get played on Radio 2, then we get invited on to do an interview on the show, off the back of that we get invited to play Download Festival for a FIFTH time and now people out there want us to be Xmas No.1 – I’m going to wake up soon and it’s all going to have been some kind of dream”, but when the discussion of money came up on social media, the band were quick to respond that all their portion of any kind of profits would be donated again to the S.O.P.H.I.E. Lancaster Foundation.
“We’re not convinced from downloads (as most of the Charts are measured by nowadays) it will make much. If it makes a bit we’ll give the lot. If it makes enough to buy us yachts we’ll make a donation. S.O.P.H.I.E is our nominated charity of choice.”
Lawnmower Deth have a history with S.O.P.H.I.E and a close relationship with the Lancaster family. They have had success raising money and awareness for the charity on previous occasions. In 2013, the band held an online auction and raffle which culminated with the bands Xmas show at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham and raised an estimated total (both directly and indirectly) of around £14,000.
The band will be performing live at Rock City on December 19th, 2015, Hammerfest 2016 (10th-13th March), Download Festival (9th-12th June 2016) and Rock and Bike Fest (14th-16th July, 2016).
When asked if there would be a “Free Concert” or any new material as per RATM the band simply state “at this point we’ve learned to never say never”.
For more information on the Facebook group to get Lawnmower Deth to Christmas No. 1, click here.
To download the track in time for Christmas No. 1 you can download the track from the 19th December, by clicking on the graphic below.