Thanks to the fantastic support of Drakelow we have a fantastic opportunity to raise lots of money to help us give people self esteem and confidence and skills to help them take the next step in their life through film, theatre and music projects.
Local band Drakelow are donating all money from the sales of the double A side single to be released on record store day, April 19th to us and Cancer Research Uk this is a fantastic opportunity to help two great charities one local one national.
AN original track as well as a cover of the classic Grace Cathedral Park by alt us rock group Red House Painters is being released especially for Record Store Day by Birmingham-based dream pop band Drakelow.
The original, String, as well as the seminal cover, will be limited to a small number of CDs and vinyl with all proceeds going toward Cancer Research and Rage Arts, a charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged youngsters get into music and art.
The multi-instrumental quintet will be playing an intimate instore show at famed independent Birmingham record store Swordfish Records on Saturday, April 19 (Record Store Day) as part of a number of events taking place throughout the UK bringing together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record shops.
Drakelow frontman and guitarist Matt Pinfield said: “The experience of being in a record shop and engaging with music in its physical reality is completely different to downloading or streaming music.
“The main difference I find is that that as you browse in a shop, leafing through CDs/vinyl, you are inevitably reminded of songs and albums you’d forgotten about and as a consequence, you revisit them. “The cover we recorded was chosen after delving back into the Red House Painters catalogue after hearing the new album by Mark Kozelek, Benji.
We took the same approach in going back over songs I’d written that, for whatever reason, we don’t play live or have never recorded and picked one that still resonates with us – we hope you enjoy the results of our browsing.”
To hear the songs, visit www.drakelow.eu