• Single 180 gram vinyl in Double Gatefold Sleeve
• Limited Edition of 250 Copies on Black Vinyl
• Second Live Release To Celebrate Independent Venue Week 2019
Released Friday 24th January 20
Independent Venue Week (IVW) release their second live album in January ahead of Independent Venue Week with recordings taken from shows across Independent Venue Week 19, the launch event, and at the newly opened Peckham Audio in London.
Limited to 250 units on 180g vinyl and only available in shops in the UK, the release includes tracks from some of the most exciting artists who played this year. The single record in a gate-fold sleeve features 10 artists across five different venues and is part of the venture’s 6th edition.
Willgoose Esq from Public Service Broadcasting
“We loved playing Independent Venue Week in 2019 – we’re still very used to playing small rooms, especially on the continent, but it’s been a while since we played venues like the Adelphi and the Trades Club here in the UK and it made for a great atmosphere.”
“More importantly it was great to be put back in touch with the people who put in so much hard work at the grassroots level to enable a healthy music industry to function, giving bands the space and time to develop and grow in front of their audiences and providing a vital route from practice room to stage”.
“It really was inspiring to be back in that environment and repay some very tiny part of our debt to some of the most vital parts of the independent music scene. We hope to be part of it again in the near future.”
Due out on Friday 24th January 2020, the album will be released right before Independent Venue Week 20, (Monday 27th January – Sunday 2nd February). It is also straight after the nationwide premiere of IVW’s feature length documentary Long & Winding Road, fronted by Philip Selway (Radiohead) which takes place Tuesday 21st January.
“Independent venues are fundamental in providing bands like ourselves the stage to grow and craft our art. They’re the cornerstone of this industry and the cornerstone of many communities particularly working-class communities”.
“There’s something incredibly special about those who tirelessly run independent venues for little financial gain and those that tirelessly scout their walls in search of their favourite new act”.
“We believe strongly that such venues should be given the same cultural status and protection as Museums and Art Galleries in this country. IVW celebrates venues the way they deserved to be celebrated and long may that continue”.
Artists featuring include Public Service Broadcasting, Cancer Bats, This Is The Kit, Talk Show, Rozi Plain, Pip Blom and John Paul – a full track list is below.
“We had a brilliant time in January this year in York, Glasgow, Southampton, Ipswich, Brighton and Hull. Our new album wasn’t out then so it was great to try out the new songs in friendly places before its release”.
“I am so grateful to all the people who continue to put their energy and love into organising shows at these beloved venues in often trying and less than lucrative times. We are so lucky to have these opportunities to get together with our friends and neighbours and strangers to discover new music and ideas. Independent venues provide an absolutely necessary place in communities of welcoming and encouraging audience and artists”.
In addition to the live band performances, the opening poem read by Boileroom owner Dom Frazer beautifully sums up the importance & spirit of independent venues culturally and personally across the UK.
Full Track Listing is as follows;
|Artist||Track||Venue Recorded At|
|1. Dom Frazer||Poem||229 The Venue, London|
|2. The Blinders||Brave New World||The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge|
|3. IST IST||Preacher’s Warning||The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge|
|4. John Paul||This Is England||100 Club, London|
|5. Cancer Bats||Winterpeg||100 Club, London|
|Artist||Track||Venue Recorded At|
|1. Public Service Broadcasting||Theme From PSB||The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge|
|2. Pip Blom||I Think I’m In Love||The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge|
|3. Rozi Plain||Symmetrical||Green Door Store, Brighton|
|4. This Is The Kit||Moonshine Freeze||Green Door Store, Brighton|
|5. Talk Show||Banshee||Peckham Audio, London|