As the coronavirus pandemic ploughs on, financial damage continues to disproportionately affect independent grassroots music venues. In an effort to bolster the Music Venues Trust campaign Save Our Venues, CloseUp and a gaggle of indie's best are clubbing together to present the What's Going On? compilation.
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On sale today (25 June), What's Going On? will feature unreleased demos, live versons and B-sides from the following artists: PEACE, FLYTE, whenyoung, Little Comets, Sad Boys Club, Abbie Ozard, Gengahr, The Night Café, JAWS, Connie Constance, Marsicans and Jerry Williams. Plus, there's a secret artist heading onto the track list too.
90% of the proceeds from the sale of the record, which is being pressed by Flying Vinyl/Blood Records, will go to the Save Our Venues campaign and 10% will aid L;FE, a mental health charity supporting BAME individuals aligned to the music industry.
What's Going On? Tracklisiting:
1. PEACE - From Under Liquid Glass (LivE)
2. FLYTE - Room With A View (Demo)
3. whenyoung - Never Let Go (Video Blue Remix)
4. Little Comets - Lost Time (Demo)
5 .Connie Constance - Gran Torino
6. Abbie Ozard - Clouds
7. Sad Boys Club - Murderwood
8. Gengahr - Broken Wings
9. The Night Cafe - Thinking Of You
10. Jerry Williams - Jeane (The Smiths, Cover)
11. Marsicans - Should I Stay Here Forever (Pt. 1)
12. JAWS - Untitled
13. SECRET ARTIST/TRACK TBA
What is going on? We're not sure, and no one else seems as though they do either. But music continues to be an anchor in the storm. And by purchasing this compilation, you could help in some way to making things better.
What's Going On? is on sale now here.