Formed By A River - A Northern DIY Compilation

by Formed By A River in Rawcliffe, England, United Kingdom

Formed By A River - A Northern DIY Compilation
We did it
On 31st August 2020 we successfully raised £421 with 28 supporters in 28 days

We want to raise as much money as possible to help Music Venues Trust prevent the closure of more iconic grassroots venues across the UK.

by Formed By A River in Rawcliffe, England, United Kingdom

About Us

Formed By A River is a compilation that has been brought together by 12 talented DIY artists from all stretches of the M62 including Hull, Leeds, Scunthorpe, Manchester, and York. This includes esteemed artists from across the region as well as a handful of new artists and solo projects.

The compilation started off as an idea inspired by the Songs For The NHS compilation announced earlier this year which included lost recordings from esteemed artists across the UK and was sold to raise money for the National Health Service. Since then, there have been many other fantastic compilations with proceeds going to fantastic causes. Come Stay With Me was something fantastic that we all took a lot of inspiration from and how we came to initiate a conversation with our artist, Stewart Baxter.

What We're Doing

All of the proceeds from this compilation will be donated towards Music Venues Trust to help prevent the closure of more iconic and beautiful grassroots venues across the UK.

After the news that The Deaf Institute, Gorilla, The Welly, and The Polar Bear have been forced to close their doors, we collectively decided to actively do something to prevent more venues from closing. So, we are offering CDs, Digital Copies, and Posters with these 12 fantastic tracks on. These artists would not exist today without these venues. They offer a platform for new artists to perform to people and become the next arena band. We hope by raising some money for Music Venues Trust that we can help sustain the grassroots scene.

Throughout the last 4 months, our tiny little team has worked extremely hard to pull this together. There are 12 never-before-heard tracks from our 12 extremely talented artists. We have no prior reputation meaning all promotion for this compilation is being done by the compilers and the artists alone. You can meet the team and artists below.

Meet The Team

Artwork & Design : Stewart Baxter

Mastering : Adam Bairstow

Artists : Bloodhound / Faux Pas / Field Testing / Fossick / Joe Russell-Brown / King Orange / Kitty VR / Let Man Loose / Low Hummer / NEWMEDS / Rafael Mendes-Browne / Sugarstone

Production Credits : Jason Parker & Mike Jessop (Track 3) / Adam Bairstow & Carl Rosamond (Track 4) / Edsel Hampson & Jack Twiss (Track 5) / Dom White (Track 8)

Compiled by : Max Lilley

Tracklist

1. Probably Comparable (Demo) - NEWMEDS

2. Two Footsteps In The Sand (Demo) - Field Testing

3. Fun House Mirror (Live at Cafe INDIE) - Let Man Loose

4. Logic - Bloodhound

5. Mr Nine (Demo) - Sugarstone

6. Metal (Gary Numan cover) - Fossick

7. Ingratitude (Stripped Down) - King Orange

8. Pansy (Live at FortyFive Vinyl) - Faux Pas

9. Don't You Ever Sleep (Live at Young Thugs) - Low Hummer

10. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) [Talking Heads cover] - Joe Russell-Brown

11. Boy Meets Girl (Acoustic Demo) - Rafael Mendes-Browne

12. Once I Was (Tim Buckley cover) - Kitty VR

CD

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Poster

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Formed By A River - CD

This is a CD version of the compilation held in a lancing pack with a gatefold opening.

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Formed By A River - Poster

An exclusive poster including all of the artists names along with the artwork. Designed by Stewart Baxter.

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Formed By A River - Digital Download

This is a digital download of the entire compilation album with artwork included.

£10 or more

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Formed By A River - Poster & Digital Download

This bundle includes an exclusive poster designed by Stewart Baxter, a digital download of the compilation.

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Formed By A River - CD, Poster & Digital Download

This bundle includes an exclusive poster designed by Stewart Baxter, a CD copy of the compilation and a digital download of the compilation.

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Formed By A River - CD, Download, Poster & Artwork

This bundle is the most mega of them all. It includes the original drawing for the image on the front cover of Formed By A River designed by Stewart Baxter, a CD copy of the album, a digital download of the album, an exclusive poster, AND an exclusive personal thank you message from the artwork designer, Stewart Baxter. There is only one of these in existence!

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