It says a lot about the state of US politics when two fairly reclusive artists release music ahead of Trump's inauguration today. Yesterday, we had the '90s poster girl for angst, Fiona Apple, release a chant against Trump on composer Michael Whalen's Soundcloud page. The one-minute track uses audio taken from Trump's infamous "grab 'em by the pussy" conversation and intersperses it with Fiona chanting "We don't want your tiny hands/anywhere near our underpants." Short, but strangely effective. We're hoping someone might play it on a loop at the Women's March on January 21...

And UK band Gorillaz have come out of their self-imposed quiet to release a brand new track, 'Hallelujah Money'. While we discussed new Gorillaz album rumours last week, this release is the first promising hint that Damon Albam and the team will be sending an LP our way this year. Featuring the vocals of US artist, poet and musician Benjamin Clementine, according to the press release the song is an occasionally bleak and dramatic exploration of "power, big business, and humanity".

No prizes for guessing who or what it's about when they release it a day before Trump's inauguration...

As Gorillaz' cartoon bassist Murdoc Niccals said, "In these dark times, we all need someone to look up to. Me. That's why I'm giving you this new Gorillaz song, a lightning bolt of truth in a black night. You're welcome. Now piss on! The new album's not gonna write itself." We guess even animated musicians have something to say about the inauguration.

Gorillaz and Fiona Apple come out of the woodwork to protest Trump