The English rock band The Levellers were formed in 1988 in Brighton, and are heavily influenced by traditional English music and punk. The Levellers are made of Mark Chadwick (harmonica, guitar and vocals), Jeremy 'Jez' Cunningham (vocals and bass guitar), Jon Sevink (fiddle), Simon Friend (banjo, mandolin, guitar, harmonica and vocals) and Matt Savage (backing vocals and keyboards).
Their albums include 'A Weapon Called the Word' which they released in 1990, 'Levelling the Land' their first chart success reaching No.14 in the UK charts, 'Levellers' which reached No.2, 'Zeitgeist' which went to No. 1 in 1995, Headlights, 'Whitelines, Black Tar Rivers', 'Mouth to Mouth', 'One Way of Life', 'Hello Pig', 'Special Brew', 'Green Blade Rising', 'Truth and Lies' and 'Letters from the Underground'. It is a little known fact that during the 1990s The Levellers had more gold and platinum releases than any other band in the UK but were ignored by mainstream critics.
The band are a highly political and are involved in many anti-capitalist and green issues. They have been involved in campaigning against the Criminal Justice Act specifically it's measures against rave parties. They have trademarked the “rolling anarchy” which is a symbol of 3 sickles formed in the shape of an A however you turn it.
The band are still active in the music today.
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