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Live Gig Video: New Order reveal live performance of ‘Temptation’ from Bestival 2012, related to new charity album

 
By on Wednesday, 10th July 2013 at 4:00 pm
 

Similar to this album that the Cure released in 2011, the current incarnation of New Order have released ‘Live at Bestival 2012’, a charity CD to support the Isle Of Wight Youth Trust. This video just released is of the legendary Manchester band bringing it to the festival last year to perform ‘Temptation’, in all its 9-minutes plus glory. Watch it below.

New Order’s ‘Live at Bestival 2012’ is available now from Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best label, with all proceeds go to the Isle of White Youth Trust, a charitable, independent and professional organisation offering counseling, advice, information and support services to young people aged 25 and under who live on the Isle of Wight (the home of Bestival, natch) and, in some cases, their parents or carers.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE_lQmM74lA[/youtube]

 

Charity Single Review: Gary Lightbody and the Assembly – This is All I Ask of You

 
By on Monday, 8th April 2013 at 12:00 pm
 

Photo at top by Bradley Quinn

Gary Lightbody isn’t much of a public speaker. Anyone who has seen the Snow Patrol frontman perform will attest that he is a bit awkward without his guitar at the ready and his bandmates behind him. While his awkward banter has endeared him to his many adoring fans, he wouldn’t seem to be the most obvious choice for a lecture hall setting. So, when Lightbody was asked to speak at TEDx Stormont, held at the Parliament Buildings in Belfast on 28 March, he did what came more naturally to him: he wrote and performed a song.

The theme of the TEDx Stormont event was ‘Imagine’, and its stated goal was to “look forward and imagine the kind of future we could have together as a society…in Northern Ireland and beyond”. To that effect, Lightbody assembled a showcase of Northern Ireland’s best up-and-coming musicians, hereafter to be known as Gary Lightbody and the Assembly, for a preliminary rehearsal and a live performance at Stormont.

The gathered musicians, including Lightbody, David C. Clements, Soak, Shauna Tohill (Silhouette, Rams Pocket Radio) and Eimear Coyle and Ryan McGroarty (both of the Wonder Villains), wrote and rehearsed a new song, ‘This is All That I Ask of You’, in the pre-recorded jam session, which was presented by video as part of Lightbody’s talk. The video highlights the songwriting process, particularly the creation of instrumental parts and vocal harmonies to match Lightbody’s melody and lyrics.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdC9GuGc-8U[/youtube]

Though obviously contrived for the purpose of the Stormont lecture, the song itself is nicely crafted and nicely performed. Its musical structure is very simple, allowing the spotlight to shine on the lyrics via the considerable vocal talents of all 6 singers. David C. Clements, with his bluesy gospel style, adds emotional depth in the song’s third verse, where it could easily have lost momentum in the voice of a lesser singer. The end of the song pairs the voices in different combinations, highlighting the collaborative nature of the project.

‘This Is All I Ask of You’ is available now on Snow Patrol’s Web site, with all proceeds benefiting the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust.

 

I Dream in Colour release ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let It Go To Waste)’ in aid of Crisis UK homelessness charity

 
By on Tuesday, 18th December 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Our friends I Dream in Colour have made available a special holiday song for purchase on their Bandcamp.

It’s called ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let It Go To Waste)’, and as described by lead singer Richard Judge in a blog post here, they chose UK homelessness charity Crisis as the recipient of the song’s profits. Listen to the track below and if you like it, purchase it and support one of the most vulnerable populations this holiday season.

Christmas Time (Don’t Let It Go To Waste) by I Dream In Colour

 

To Kill a King releases charity holiday compilation ‘Ralph’s Balcony – The Collection’ in aid of London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

 
By on Wednesday, 12th December 2012 at 10:00 am
 

London’s To Kill a King – who landed at the #8 position on our readers’ 10 for 2013 poll – have put together a special compilation for the holidays for a great charity.

‘Ralph’s Balcony – The Collection’ was initially conceptualised by lead singer Ralph Pelleymounter as a video series featuring collaborations from the likes of Bastille, Emily Wood, Maud in Cahoots, Holly Walker, Melodica, Melody, and Me, The Title Sequence, Youth Imperial, Professor Penguin, and We Were Evergreen that all took place up on the balcony of his 15th floor Shoreditch flat.

The accompanying album is now available for purchase on their Bandcamp at the price you name. All profits go to London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. As someone who personally spent a lot of her childhood in and out of children’s hospitals, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this is one charity worthy of your generosity this holiday season. For a taster, you can watch below the video for track #19, which featured in episode XX of Ralph’s Balcony.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3_TWoskKV4[/youtube]

 

Crowns / Big Issue awareness free gigs / December 2012

 
By on Monday, 10th December 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Cornwall’s Crowns are embarking on a tour to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless this holiday season. The band says of this series of free shows, “we respect the Big Issue’s motto of ‘a hand up, not a hand out’ – so we’ll do all we can on this trip to boost the vendors sales and raise awareness of the charity’s fine work”. What fine young gentlemen.

They will appear Thursday at the Big Issue distribution centre and have appearances scheduled in Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham and London from Friday through next Tuesday. How can you get involved? If you want the band to come and play at your school, youth club, record shop, home, corner shop, then contact the band. If you can provide accommodation for the band, then get in touch, email email crownsband@gmail.com.

Crowns have also just been announced to appear at SXSW 2013 and we couldn’t be more pleased for them.

Thursday 13th December 2012 – Glasgow Big Issue distribution centre
Friday 14th December 2012 – Liverpool and Manchester
Saturday 15th December / Sunday 16th December 2012 – Sheffield and Leeds
Monday 17th December 2012 – Nottingham and Birmingham
Tuesday 18th December 2012 – London

 

(Charity / Holiday!) Video of the Moment #1058: The Killers

 
By on Wednesday, 5th December 2012 at 6:00 pm
 

Following on from last year’s World AIDS Day charity single ‘The Cowboys’ Christmas Song’, the Killers have released ‘I Feel It in My Bones’ featuring Ryan Pardey for this year’s campaign. World AIDS Day takes place worldwide every year on the 1st of December.

Sales of this single will benefit (RED). For another way to contribute to the cause is to purchase the Tiesto-compiled ‘Dance (Red) Save Lives’ album, now available also on iTunes.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECHv5KV4ZuM[/youtube]

 
 
 

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