Nineties ravers EMF have unveiled a new video featuring a guest appearance from actor Stephen Fry.
'Hello People' is a call to stand against the spreading of fear and hate myths about migration.
“We are very proud that Stephen Fry has agreed to feature on the next EMF single 'Hello People' quoting from his myth-busting video Facts vs Fear," say the band.
"Why Stephen Fry? Well everyone loves Stephen Fry. The best thing though; turns out Stephen Fry loves EMF. Woohoo! 'Unbelievable' was on his ‘100 years of the BBC’ happy mix but he was a fan way back before it was a global smash. We met him at an EMF gig at the Astoria in 1992 and he kindly agreed to appear on an EMF song in 1995, reading a dystopian poem about self-destruction on ‘Glass Smash Jack’ from our Cha Cha Cha album. The message of our new song ‘Hello People’ is about tolerance, who better then to verify the facts and emotions about immigration in the face of a flood of hate speech than the most intellectually rigorous and entertaining brain in the world and our very own National Treasure the great Stephen Fry.”
'Hello People' is the first single to be taken from the Forest Of Dean band's forthcoming new album The Beauty And The Chaos and sees them reunited with producer Ralph Jezzard, who worked with the band on their first two albums.
Both single and album are available to pre-order here.
The band have lined up a tour for the new year. Full dates are...
Fri 19 Jan - Bristol Thekla
Sat 20 Jan - London Garage
Thu 25 Jan - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Fri 26 Jan - Holmfirth Picturedrome
Sat 27 Jan - Grimsby Docks Academy
Fri 09 Feb - Liverpool Hanger 34
Sat 10 Feb - Glasgow Oran Mor
Sun 11 Feb - Newcastle The Cluny
Thu 15 Feb - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Fri 16 Feb - Norwich Epic Studios
Sat 17 Feb - Wolverhampton KK’s Steelmill