Maggie Thatcher’s Rotting Corpse are one of Britain’s most controversial and politically direct bands.
Before the K*nts took political punk back into the UK mainstream, MTRC appeared with their first video releases in 2016. Exploding two years later with their eponymous debut record, the band drew vitriol and praise in equal measure. In the words of Zani: “This fearsome five piece, with names like Iain Duncan Watkins and Boris Brady, have already received death threats and physical threats of violence for this tory baiting tune. Backed by ‘let’s All Spit On Boris Johnson’ and ‘Sick Jeremy Hunt’, this lot are a S*n readers worst nightmare. Way to go, lads!”
In 2021, the band gained unexpected success with their football anthem “England All The Way (ish)”, with the song hitting over 10,000 streams during the summer’s European Championships (the video had previously been given an honourable mention from London’s Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival!) Since then, the group has stayed on the pulse of current affairs with “The Duke of York is a Paedo (Allegedly)” — a reworking of a Ramones classic – and “It’s a Sin (Liz Truss is a Div)”: a synth-laden nod to the Pet Shop Boys that features an unnerving AI appearance from the former prime-minister.
Their latest single, “The Ballad of Reggie Cyde”, is set to be released on 5th May, just in time for the King’s coronation! It’s available to pre-order now on Bandcamp, and across all platforms on 29th April.
“In the words of Kenny Everett character Cupid Stunt, it’s all done in the best possible taste…” (Justsomepunksongs)