Formed By A River is an independent charitable compilation body that aims to release never-before-heard material from an array of artists across the North of England to raise money for charity.
Volume 1 featured the likes of Newmeds, Faux Pas, Kitty VR, Low Hummer, and many more, raising over £500 for Music Venue Trust. The compilation material consists of covers, demos, alternate and acoustic versions, live tracks, and new/lost songs. With Volume 1 being inspired by other similar compilations being released at the height of the pandemic and wish to do something similar to help, Volume 2 was born out of frustration in reaction to the lack of support for the hospitality industry and another wish to help in any way we can.
What we are doing
Volume 2 features another incredible collection of songs from all ends of the M62 including: Hull, York, Leeds, Manchester, and Grimsby. The compilation has expanded and become even more ambitious with an extended merchandise range, bigger press campaign, and the promise of two exclusive live sessions broadcast from two of the most iconic venues in the North of England with two equally iconic acts performing on those stages.
All of the proceeds from the sale of this volume of the compilation will be split 50/50 and donated to Music Venue Trust and Stagehand. One of the most important parts of any show that we attend is the wonderful people in the crew behind the scenes that allow it to happen. With a severe lack of support for the hospitality industry and a shockingly far more critical level of support for live music & touring crew members, we felt it was important to not only support the venues that these shows take place in but support the people that make them happen.
The shows we want to get back and see after this pandemic will not exist without theses people or the venues to facilitate them. We need to make sure we are supporting these wherever we can.
For Volume 2 we are offering a brand new compilation of 16 exclusive tracks on CD accompanied by a specially designed Poster. To coincide with Volume 2's campaign, the Formed By A River team will be running an Up-Cycled Secondhand Band Merch Store. Artists, friends, and family of Formed By A River have donated their old band merch to us which has been safely prepared and readied for resale. All of the profits from the sale of these items will contribute towards the total money raised for Music Venue Trust and Stagehand by Volume 2. This store will be hosted on Depop for which you can find the link here: https://www.depop.com/formedbyariver/
Since the beginning of 2021 our little team have been burrowing away to make this happen and we are incredibly excited to share this volume and all that it entails with you. Thank you for your support xx
Meet The Team
Artwork, Merchandise & Social Media Design : Lana Green
Illustration & Photography : Stewart Baxter
Mastering : Adam Bairstow
Artists : Alice Simmons / The Black Lagoons / Bull / Codex / Crush / Eric Dimmack / Fever / Household Dogs / Knomad Spock / Last Of The Wonder Kids / Sarge / SLAP RASH / Talkboy / TALKSTOOMUCH / Talk More / The Howl & The Hum
Compiled by : Max Lilley
Track 1: Written and Produced by Household Dogs - Recorded and Mixed by Matthew Fogg
Track 7: Vocals by Daisy Allen - Guitar by Morgan Lindley - Mixed by Morgan Lindley
Track 8: Words by Sam Griffiths - Music by The Howl & The Hum - Published by Kobalt Music - Recorded by Drew Coleman at Oporto, Leeds on March 12th 2021 - Mixed by Isaac McInnis at Crooked Room Studio
Track 10: Drums by Tom Gabbatiss - Bass & Backing Vocals by Kai West - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals by Dan Lucas - Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocal by Tom Beer - Recorded, mixed by Remko Schouten at IJland Studio in Amsterdam in 2019.
Track 11: Artist: Eric Dimmack - Sample: Light My Fire by Shirley Bassey
Track 14: Produced by Frankie Harper
1. The Great Depart - Household Dogs
2. ...In A Ditch (Demo) - SLAP RASH
3. Lovely Head (Goldfrapp cover) - The Black Lagoons
4. All My Plants Are Dead (Acoustic) - Crush
5. ICSIIY - TALKSTOOMUCH
6. Need Me - Sarge
7. King Street (Acoustic) - Talk More
8. Portrait I (Live at Oporto) - The Howl & The Hum
9. Statues (Demo) - Last Of The Wonder Kids
10. Grandma’s Pen - Bull
11. Drop In The Ocean - Eric Dimmack
12. Time Will Define (Acoustic - Live at Young Thugs) - Fever
13. Flume (Bon Iver cover) - Alice Simmons
14. Average Wave - Talkboy
15. Grin (Demo) - Codex
16. Maps (Live) - Knomad Spock