KULA SHAKER share video for brand new version of John Lennon’s protest song – ‘Gimme Some Truth’

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On November 4th 2022, Kula Shaker released their first one-off exclusive single since 1997’s ‘Hush’. The band have recorded a brand new version of John Lennon’s protest song ‘Gimme Some Truth and released a video for the song on the band’s socials on November 11th, which is Remembrance Day in the UK, and this date has been chosen specifically to pay tribute to John Lennon’s anti-war message in the song.

Kula Shaker’s Crispian Mills, a life-long admirer of all of John Lennon’s work, has written some alternative lyrics to the song’s verses in an effort to bring its message up to date and relevant to today’s global issues, but Lennon’s publishers refused permission to release the new lyrics, so the single, which produced by Mills and Kula’s bass player Alonza Bevan, stays faithful to Lennon’s original words from 1971.

The video for the track is a new edit of Peter Jackson’s World War One footage from ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’, which shows every aspect of the war in a powerful and emotional way, from the tragic horrors of violence to the humour and camaraderie of those who were on the front line.

Watch the video for ‘Gimme Some Truth’ – BELOW:

Kula Shaker plays London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on December 8th, which is the anniversary of Lennon’s death, and there will be a special tribute to Lennon in the show.

The band also play Norwich Waterfront on December 7th and head out for a 14-date UK tour in January and February next year in support of their much acclaimed new album ‘1st Congregational Church of Eternal Love (and free hugs)’.

Kula Shaker will play the following shows:

7 December Norwich, Waterfront
8 December London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
19 January Edinburgh, Liquid Room
20 January Sheffield, Leadmill
21 January Liverpool, Camp & Furnace
23 January Newcastle, Wylam Brewery
24 January Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
26 January Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
37 January Birmingham, Institute
28 January Cambridge, Junction
30 January Exeter, Phoenix
31 January Brighton, Chalk
1 February Northampton, Roadmender
3 February Cardiff, Tramshed
4 February Southampton, Engine Rooms
5 February Bristol, Trinity


INTERVIEW: Crispian Mills from Kula Shaker on new album ‘1st Congregational Church Of Eternal Love and Free Hugs’ – Listen here.

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