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RED RIGHT HAND

One of the badassest things about Peaky Blinders, other than the crime drama series itself, it’s the carefully-curated soundtrack.
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One of the greatest things about Peaky Blinders, other than the crime drama series itself, it’s the carefully-curated soundtrack. I’ve just started watching it (sorry, even though I’m Travolta-to-the-bone and more-façonnable-than-thou, in terms of Netflix series, I’m pretty much a late bloomer), it totally blew me away. At first I thought since the movie setting is in the 20s era, they’d use old music accordingly. Instead they choose modern-day, contemporary tracks, from PJ Harvey to Radiohead; there’s folky, jangly, indie, stoner, till sludgy. What a bold decision.

And from what I analyse, all the songs have quite similar vibes: Southern Gothic. Deep, dark, dramatic, roots rock, folk, and some kinda bluesy Americana—with Gothic soul. You remember another cool television series, True Detective? Between Peaky Blinders and True Detective, I find them having pretty similar vibes, soundtrack wise.

So, by order of the Peaky fookin’ Blinders, in the bleak midwinter, here’s the main razor-blades tune: “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Music video via BBC Music/YouTube, taken from their performance at Later… with Jools Holland in 1994.

Take a little walk to the edge of town
And go across the tracks
Where the viaduct looms
Like a bird of doom
As it shifts and cracks…

Read also NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: THE WEEPING SONG.

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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