“We go to the root of the problem, this is a radical band.” Edgey Pires from The Last Internationale talks politics and protest.
The Last Internationale have certainly been grabbing attention on their tour of Britain with Robert Plant. Hailing from New York City and boasting ex-Rage Against The Machine Drummer Brad Wilk in their ranks, the band released their acclaimed debut album We Will Reign earlier this year. They have been making waves with their unapologetic brand of protest- folk- rock and look set to make an even bigger impact in 2015. To cap the year, Edgey Pires was last week honoured by the Portuguese-Brazilian Awards at the United Nations Head Office in New York for his artistic contributions and political activism.
Founded by New York City natives Delila Paz and Edgey Pires, quickly forged a reputation for poetic, socially conscious songs and explosive live performances. Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), noted, “The Last Internationale are one of my favorites in the next wave of rebel rockers. They’re raw and real and mix East Village rock sensibilities with Battleship Potemkin firepower.”
We never thought we’d have the opportunity to see Scott Weiland perform in an intimate club like Mercy Lounge, but providence shined upon us, and he brought his new band Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts to Nashville. He also had two outstanding opening bands in tow, The Last Internationale and Stocklyn, who brought the rock in the best way. We knew earplugs would have been the smart move, but we just couldn’t resist the temptation to feel every note fully. It was worth it.
Aug 15th, 2013
By Mallory Turner
Category: Photos, Scott Weiland, The Last Internationale