Radical protest bands have been a bit thin on the ground since the demise of Red Wedge, the movement that Billy Bragg and Paul Weller famously created in the eighties.
But... now we have Headsticks, a Stoke-on-Trent band that don't pull their punches demonstrating their disillusion and anger with 'modern Thatcherism'.
I wonder if they will be the first of many. In this age of unemployment and low wages, it seems likely.
Headsticks was one of the bands at a small roots festival, Cloggerfest, in Draycott-in-the-Moors.