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Musicians United: Northern Exposure compilation to raise awareness about mental health in the industry

Sheffield-based music outlet Northern Exposure and Well Suspect Records have teamed up on an album to raise important funds and awareness for Help Musicians UK, a charity that provides support for people in the music industry suffering from mental health issues.


The 18-track record will feature the likes of Mancunian neo-punks Cabbage, doom-pop outfit The Slow Readers Club and London indie four-piece Sisteray – as well as a number of local bands including The Velcro Teddy Bears, Liberty Ship and Paul Fletcher and The Dukes.

Rachel Brown, owner and founder of Northern Exposure, told Exposed about why they chose to get behind the Help Musicians charity. “I have over the years suffered with depression, various eating disorders and anxiety. I have always been very open about it and the only thing that got me through all that and really helped me, was music. This was my way of repaying that escape that has given to me, by raising money to help musicians who suffer too. Help Musicians UK seemed the perfect choice, after all their research, support and campaigns into the still somewhat taboo subject.”

The bands speak out:

‘’Mental health is something that’s been undermined and neglected for far too long, it’s a disease that plagues all people and we shouldn’t fall victim to it in silence anymore. We appreciate the importance of music and its ability to communicate and emotionally connect people.” – WHITE ROOM

‘’We got involved as mental health is an issue that’s close to our hearts, ‘I Saw A Ghost’ is our clearest expression of that. Added to this, we think it’s good to be part of something that promotes the best new music from across the UK.” – THE SLOW READERS CLUB

‘’We got involved because we know how it feels to work your butt off  and how sometimes, as a creative person, when that hard work seems to go unrecognised it can really effect your mental state/how you see yourself. Music is completely emotive – it’s all about feelings and so it takes up a big part of your emotions and head-space when you’re creating  something for a person to listen to and connect with; it can give you massive highs when it works and you achieve what you wanted, but also massive lows when you feel something you’ve done wasn’t good enough, or you are overlooked.” – SCARLET


Track listing:

1. WHITE ROOM
I THINK TOO MUCH

2.SISTERAY         
GENTRIFICATION

3.THE SLOW READERS CLUB      
I SAW A GHOST

4.THE VELCRO TEDDY BEARS            
SOMEBODY

5.LITTLE LIAM                 
NEED YOU TONIGHT

6.VELUDO PLANES       
LUNA

7.JOHN MCCULLAGH
NEW YORK CITY

8.CABBAGE         
ITS GRIM UP NORTH KOREA

9.SCARLET         
HEAVY EXCHANGE

10.STRAY SCENE     
THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED

11.HOLLOW NOTHING    
GAME OF LOVE

12.PAUL FLETCHER &THE DUKES  
22.02

13.LIBERTY SHIP
WHAT POINT

14.THE GALLERYS     
IMPERFECT IMPERFECTION

15.THE RISING  
I WANT YOU

16.PAISLEY SUNDAE  
HAD SOMEONE

17.SAP
FEEL IT

18.VIDA    
GOING AROUND


The Northern Exposure complilation album is out now and available to purchase from northern-exposure.co/shop




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