Rubella Ballet formed in 1979, with the nucleus of the band coming from a gig where the Crass invited the audience to use their equipment and finish the gig, so Sid got up on the drums and his girlfriend Zillah Minx grabbed a mic. The band and their friends became infamous for creating Day-glo Death Rock punk scene with their different and innovative style of music and the shock value of wearing ultraviolet day-glo clothes to brighten up London's East End, the dark, violent, poor, working class shithole where they lived into a different land as everywhere they went people smiled and laughed instead of wanting to kill them. Rubella Ballet released their first single ‘Ballet Dance’ in 1982 and also in the same year released their debut album, ‘Ballet Bag’, a creatively packaged cassette only album. They released a further two studio albums and four singles as well as various compilations. This will be their first album of new material since 1986’s ‘If’. Sid and Zillah were inspired to starting writing again following a chance meeting with two whistle-blowing MI5/6 agents who had been monitoring their political activities in the 80s and were now working with William Rodriguez, a caretaker at the twin towers who had dedicated his life to telling the world what he believed really happened during 9/11.
This 15 track album contains highly motivated and political songs about a variety of subjects such as: government brainwashing, the creation of new strains of flu virus to reduce human population, 9/11 and even the police cover up of Hillsborough stadium disaster.
Sid explains “The overriding message of the album is to never believe anything you hear on the news or read in the newspapers, as the very same people we are protesting against are those compiling the news.”