Watch :: Bloods collaborate with Skateistan “What Do I Care”
May 1st 2015
If I was at a party and the conversation went dry enough for someone to start those awkward “if you could recast the entire crew of this movie who would you chose?” type questions, and their question was: “If you created a rad non profit organisation that empowers marginalised youth in the developing world, especially girls, by teaching them how to skate – and you needed an anthem to soundtrack your cause, what would you choose?” … I’d probably think it was time to take my leave, quietly take the last of my beers (or anyone else’s) and slip out the back door.
But, as I navigated Sydney’s late night public transport home I’d find myself singing “What Do I Care” by Bloods.
The stick it to the man film clip is a collaboration between the Sydney band and Skateistan, an NGO that was started on the streets of Kabul about eight years ago by Melbournian Oliver Percovich. Now operating in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa, Skateistan uses skateboarding as a gateway for educational support and personal empowerment for kids of any gender, ethnicity, religion or social background.
The collaboration with Bloods comes off the back of their US tour and showcase spots at SXSW. They’ve also just been announced as the main support for Peaches she hits the Hi Fi in Sydney on the 8th of May (get tickets here). So it’s safe to say they’re killing it.
You can get ‘What Do I Care’ on the Rice Is Nice Bring On The Grrls mixtape – which celebrates female artists who are 100% bloody ace. It’s 10 bones right here.