Petrol Girls have released a new video to accompany their knockout track ‘Touch Me Again’, and it’s a powerful visual statement that’s guaranteed to get your activist blood pumping at full speed. The song is a vital, clear message to perpetrators of sexual assault that their behaviour will not be tolerated, and their victims will not be silenced.
‘Touch Me Again’ is taken from the band’s debut album Talk of Violence (2016). The video is made up of submissions from Petrol Girls’ community (there’s even a brief appearance from Gigslutz’ favourites Dream Nails!), and was put together by Sammi Whitaker. Speaking of the new video, vocalist Ren said: “The song grew from my own experiences of sexual violence, both within and outside of the punk community and from our commitment to speaking about consent whenever we get an opportunity. We hope that this video project has opened that platform up to more people that share the same or similar experiences, and that this collective project has been in some way empowering.”
Watch the video for ‘Touch Me Again’ below, and follow Petrol Girls on Facebook to find out how you can support their message of self-autonomy during festival season this summer…