Tim Commorford, most famed for twanging bass and doing backing vocals for Rage Against the Machine, is now one third of punk trio Wakrat. Still fingering that four-string, he’s moved up front to take on vocal duties and is accompanied by Mathias Wakrat on drums and Laurent Grangeon on guitars.
Perhaps befitting a band that focus on political dissent, social commentary and an undiminished subversion and questioning of authority they’ve opted to make their intimate London show at the Black Heart in aid of some of those suffering at the sharp end of the current economic mess – the homeless. Money raised from the gig will go to Shelter.
In 2010, Rage Against the Machine donated all the proceeds from the Christmas #1 single to Shelter after Jon and Tracy Morter’s Facebook campaign launched Killing In the Name to the #1 spot – toppling Simon Cowell and the X Factor monopoly. Wakrat will open the 27 date #MakeAmericaRageAgain tour with Tim’s other band, Prophets Of Rage later this summer meaning that Commerford will be pulling double duty!
Prophets of Rage have also promised to gatecrash The Republican Party Convention on July 19 to protest at Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Wakrat, signed to UK based Earache Records, will release their debut album on November 8th to coincide with the US Election.
Tickets for the gig on Tuesday July 26 at The Black Heart in Camden are priced at £10 and will go on sale 12/07/16 at 10am from dice.fm.