Formed By A River: Volume 2

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

Formed By A River: Volume 2

Total raised £160

raised so far



Formed By A River return with Volume 2. More evolved & ambitious than Volume 1 splitting all proceeds between Music Venue Trust & Stagehand.

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

We're still collecting donations

On the 12th July 2021 we'd raised £160 with 9 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

About us

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:

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 Credits

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


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







This project offered rewards

£15 or more

Volume 2 - CD, Download & Poster

This bundle includes a CD and Digital version of the compilation, with artwork by Lana Green & Stewart Baxter, in addition to a specially designed Poster designed by Lana Green & Stewart Baxter.

£5 or more

Volume 2 - Poster

An exclusive A3 poster containing the artwork for the compilation and all of the artists names written at the base of the poster. Designed by Lana Green. Printed on 100% recycled material.

£10 or more

Volume 2 - Digital Download

This is a digital download version of the compilation with all 16 tracks in WAV format and digital artwork by Lana Green & Stewart Baxter included.

£12 or more

Volume 2 - CD

This is a CD version of the compilation house in a lancing pack with a gatefold opening. Artwork by Lana Green & Stewart Baxter.

£30 or more

Volume 2 - ULTIMATE Bundle

There are only TWO of these bundles available and it includes a CD and Digital copy of the compilation, with artwork by Lana Green & Stewart Baxter, in addition to a specially designed Poster designed by Lana Green & Stewart Baxter, AND signed, handwritten setlists from two wonderful artists on the compilation, Bull and Fever.

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