Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie told Xfm he thinks it is a shame that current musicians aren't more outspoken.
"We've always had something to say and I guess we're going to say it so that's all I'm going to say," he told Xfm's Jon Hillcock.
"You've got to understand that we're in the music business and nobody's got anything to say. All the bands are just quiet. There is no dissent, no protest, no anger. Just seems to be everybody is just asleep or tranquilised or apolitical y'know?
"I don't want to slag anybody else off. Each to their own."
Word has come from the Primal Scream camp that their new album More Light will be released on May 13.
The first in five years it will feature appearances from Robert Plant, Kevin Shields, The Pop Group's Mark Stewart and Jason Faulkner.
"I wanted to convey coming out of a dark time and into a good one - We always knew it wasn't going to be a straight ahead, balls to the wall, high energy rock 'n' roll, two guitars, bass and drum record,". the frontman said of the record.
"It's sophisticated, layered, cinematic and orchestral."
The tracklisting is:
River of Pain
Turn Each Other Inside Out
Walking With the Beast
It's Alright, It's OK