Rubberband Radio and Legend and the Fatman are partnering up for the release of “Skanka Claus (A Thirty Something Christmas)”. This charity single that will raise money to help the YoungMinds Thrust in their wonderfull work with helping children, young people and their families to cope with Mental Health problems.
The music video will premiere on the 25th November at 6pm UK time, and links to the JustGiving page will be available shortly after for your donations. Please help with what you can to this cause, as 100% of the money raised, will go towards the charity.
UK/EU Punk & Hardcore record label, Lockjaw Records, has just announced their new charity compilation for Black Lives Matter, which will be released on the 27th of August. The compilation has 13 bands announced so far, with more scene favourites, new bands and songs out of the punk genre to be announced over the next few months.
“After the murder of George Floyd, we participated in Black Out Tuesday and since then we’ve been having meetings to discuss what we could within our sphere and scene to address the issues of structural racism and representation.” Label manager, Lesley-Anne O’Brien explains. “The punk and hardcore scene is really white. We felt the best way to address the issue of representation was to create a compilation that features tracks from people of colour within the punk genre, and tracks from outside the genre that have a ‘punk attitude’ & energy. We need to look outside of our scene and we can hopefully find some commonalities which we can enjoy and celebrate. And of course, we’ve got some great tracks from bands in the scene dealing with themes of anti-racism and social justice”
The bands so far announced are, Drones, La Armada, Belvedere, Straightline, Haest, 3LH, Edward In Venice, Sounds Of Swami, Midwich Cuckoos, Triple Sundae, Rundown Kreeps & Love Again.