UK artists express disappointment with Brexit vote

Jeff Terich

Yesterday, the UK voted to separate from the European Union, and a lot of British musicians are not happy about it. The “Brexit,” as it’s been called, would have detrimental effects on the music industry in Britain, making touring more difficult for bands as well as copyright issues and the logistics of selling and manufacturing music. Many artists took to social media to share their disappointment and frustration with the vote result.

Damon Albarn addressed it at a performance at Glastonbury:

Lily Allen took Donald Trump to task:

https://twitter.com/lilyallen/status/746274166261813248

Disclosure plots their own exit strategy:

Blood Orange offers his disappointment from across the pond:

https://twitter.com/devhynes/status/746194962300051461?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow doesn’t mince words:

https://twitter.com/jetfury/status/746270359117258752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos puts the blame on a particular group:

https://twitter.com/alkapranos/status/746235917099098113?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

and Johnny Marr offers some positive defiance:

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