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
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