Identity Theft

Album: High Risk Behaviour (2020)
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  • This hilarious cautionary tale about trying to buy drugs over the internet was inspired by a Black Mirror episode. Frontman Eamon Sandwith told Q Magazine: "I've got friends who buy drugs online, but I've never tried it because I'm scared of what might happen if someone hacked your webcam. I saw that episode where the kids got caught nutting one out and it had a very strong influence on me."

    The Black Mirror episode Sandwith is referring to is "Shut Up And Dance," where a teenager's webcam is hacked. Footage of him masturbating to Internet porn is used by the hacker to blackmail the unfortunate teen into complying with various invasive and ruthless instructions.

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