They say that music and comedy are social reflections and commentary on things and events that are sure to live on in history. With current events being what they are, no matter which side of history you, personally, wish to fall on, one thing that we can all agree on is that we are at a crossroads. Cabinet of Millionaires new track and video titled ‘Theresa’ take a specific aim at the UK’s Conservative Party government, referencing the Windrush scandal, the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and failure to take in enough refugees as well as the dismantling of the National Healthcare Service. We seem to live in a time, not just those in Great Britain either, in which a select few feel the need to look down upon the unselect many. Psychology tells us that it is human nature to bring one’s self up by putting others down. ‘Theresa’ takes aim at just that.
As of January 25, 2019, ‘Theresa’ will be available for digital download across online stores and streaming platforms. It can be downloaded on a or pay what you want basis via Bandcamp.
About Cabinet of Millionaires
British electronic act Cabinet of Millionaires has announced their new single ‘Theresa’. Featuring resplendent punchy beats, sci-fi loony tune hooks, dub basslines and gospel-tinged soul-rock vocals from Pat Fulgoni, this five-song release includes four versions of the title track plus b-side ‘Serve Me’.
Some would label this agit-house, some electro-rock, others social disco. Whatever you’d like to call it, Cabinet Of Millionaires is an uncompromising project with a ballsy soulful political message and infectious grooves. Part band, part blog, according to Eddie Gordon (BBC Essential Mix), this is “the kind of dance music that DJ’s like Andy Weatherall would turn people onto or the Talking Heads would delight the New York uber-cool clubs with”.
This is CoM’s fourth single, following up previous singles ‘Satan’s Horses’, ‘Serve Me’ and ‘Cabinet Of Millionaires’, which have received adio support from the likes of Eddy Temple Morris and Nemone (BBC Radio 6), as well as various American college radio stations.
Steve Whitfield (The Cure, The Mission, Terrorvision, Klammer) mixed this release at Mead Studios in Leeds. He also contributes guitar on the original version of ‘Theresa’ and delivers a lush Donna Summer-meets-Underworld dance remix.
All the way from Huddersfield, Cabinet of Millionaires bring a scathing attack on the austerity policies of the UK’s Conservative Party government, referencing the Windrush scandal, the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and failure to take in enough refugees (whilst selling arms), not to mention the dismantling of the country’s National Health Service.
The accompanying video pushes the message further, following a homeless busker around Manchester as he desperately tries to earn a bit of money with a useless Theresa May puppet before throwing it in the bin.
“This government is not listening. As the last CoM single ranted, “You’re here to Serve Me!” and not the other way around! It is time for a general election. 8 years of Tory rule have brought misery,” says CoM’s Dave C.
Vocalist Pat Fulgoni sings across a wide range of genres, Most recently he has been flexing his vocal muscle with massive Drum & Bass artists including Camo & Krooked, London Elektricity, Dexcell, Technimatic, Logistics, 1991 and The Vanguard Project, and for labels including Hospital, Ram, Shogun Audio, Spearhead, MTA, and Medschool. He’s toured the planet with various acts from the USA to China and throughout Europe. His activism dates back to the 1990s, when he organized the No Compromize CD against the introduction of tuition fees and collaborated with Tony Benn MP.
Live dates have included shows for Love Music Hate Racism and the Peoples Assembly Against Austerity, even being incorporated into a play (theatre) down the road from Conservative Party Conference and live appearances on official demonstration stages in Manchester and Downing St, London.
“Farcical, impassioned and addictive to listen to, hopefully, this will become a much-played earworm that will wiggle its way into the minds of many, moving them onto the streets”
– Examiner Live
“The kind of dance music that DJ’s like Andy Weatherall would turn people onto or the Talking Heads would delight the New York uber-cool clubs with”
– Eddie Gordon (BBC Essential Mix)
“Theresa’ by Cabinet Of Millionaires could not be more timely, right now. Haunting beats. This would sound brilliant on the radio”
– The Zine UK
“Cabinet of Millionaires finds a grounded sound in disco/dance territory with listeners only too happy to follow them there. Beats, drive, a deep soulful voice, and genuine vocal delivery with an important message echoing the sentiment of millions… The cool, rhythmic grooves and slickly fast pace make the pointed lyrics go down smoothly, while the expressively exclaimed lyrics get the message across loud and clear”
– Big Takeover Magazine
“Theresa is certainly no love song to the prime minister – but undoubtedly a formidable piece of protest dance-rock… With a passionate vocal performance, rich fuzzy synths and pounding drums, Cabinet of Millionaires have produced a banging protest song that’s sure to get everyone moshing at their next gig”
– Tom Robinson, BBC / Fresh on the Net