This record is a limited print of 3,000 copies. ‘What’s Going On’ vinyl artwork
Profits will be shared between MVT (90% of all profits), and musically-aligned, BAME supporting mental health outfits via L;FE (10% of all profits). Many are under serious threat of permanent closure. They will also create a cultural void, remove opportunity and life from the grassroots up in towns across the UK, for years to come. We simply cannot sit back and allow this to happen.”
ICM proudly supports the #SaveOurVenues campaign
Our mental health can’t be ignored so they are teaming up with L;FE; an outfit that gives to many mid-level mental health charities, essentially donating ideas & funding to the absolute front line of the battle against mental distress. They represent the soul of our musical culture, and so comes the requisitioning of Marvin Gaye’s famous title for this project. Closures will cause obvious immediate problems for individual members of staff, from venue managers, to sound techs, bar managers and more. If you saw why the label was sharing artists tweet ‘what’s going on?’ on Twitter last week, you know the answer as to why now! Often music-related, and championed by George Godfrey at Radio X, it’s a cause deserving of the utmost support. Alex Pearson

Promotors and record label CloseUp and Blood Records have partnered up to produce a special vinyl print in aid of the Music Venue Trust’s Save Our Venues Campaign and charity L;fe. In a statement, CloseUp said: “CloseUp and all involved with ‘What’s Going On?’ work with many of the venues that are struggling due to the COVID crisis. To grab yours now visit,
Peace – From Under Liquid Glass (Live at Symphony Hall)
Flyte – Room With A View (Demo)
Whenyoung – Never Let Go (Video Blue Remix)
Little Comets – Lost Time (Demo)
Connie Constance – Gran Torino
Abbie Ozard – Clouds
Sad Boys Club – Murderwood
Gengahr – Broken Wings (Demo)
The Night Café – Thinking
Jerry Williams – Jeane (The Smiths, Cover)
Marsicans – Can I Stay Here Forever (Pt. “We host, promote and route tours in and through well over 50% of the venues the MVT is supporting. As the government is still keeping music venues closed for the foreseeable future, it puts more than 800 of our most adored smaller music venues throughout the country at risk of closure. That is what exclusive vinyl is titled and it features B-sides, demos, remixes & more from some of the UK’s most reputable indie/electronic artists; Peace, Flyte, Whenyoung, Little Comets, Connie Constance, Abbie Ozard, Sad Boys Club, Gengahr, The Night Café, Jerry Williams, Marsicans, JAWS and a secret artist and track still to be announced. In an effort to publicize and procure some extra funding for the Music Venues Trust’s ‘Save Our Venues’ campaign, CloseUp, Blood Records and friends have produced this very special, limited edition, coloured compilation vinyl. 1)
JAWS – Untitled
SECRET ARTIST/TRACK TBA “This is a cause dear to us, and to the artists, promoters, managers and agents that make Britain’s musical life so rich and vigorous.

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