• Josh Nottle

Group Therapy Vol 1. - 65 Tracks for Save Our Venues

Group Therapy is an evocative burst of upcoming artistry in the name of community spirit.

Group Therapy – a London based collective release a whopping 65-track compilation album, packed out with“demos, remixes, covers and everything in between”. It spotlights a formidable range of upcoming artists, whilst raising funds for NHS Charities Together and Save Our Venues presented in a seamlessly curated package.

This community-spirited, lovable collection features contributions from Gengahr, PVA, Sorry, Social Contract and Shame to name a few – and that really is just a few of the commendable variety.

Organisers Tash and Ella of Group Therapy state on the Bandcamp page:

“Thanks to The Music Venue Trust for all their work protecting grassroots venues. Thank you to all the NHS staff and key workers working tirelessly to keep us safe during this pandemic.”

In anticipation of Vol 1's release, Group Therapy spoke to a range of artists/promoters about venues across the UK that helped shape their career, promoting them on Instagram.

Small venues like The Louisiana, The Lexington and The Prince Albert are integral to getting smaller artists heard.

(For us in Bath, we’d like to make an honourable mention to Moles – who relentlessly help promote new music and new artists alike).

The Save Our Venues campaign launched in April 2020, driven by Music Venues Trust in order to support over 500 grassroots venues spread around the UK.

From Mid-May, Music Venues Trust revealed that 140 venues aren’t deemed ‘critical’ any longer, thanks to extensive work and support the campaign has received - over £1.5m has been raised to support vital independent venues across the UK, but the work isn’t done yet.

Mark Davyd, CEO of Music Venues Trust states he "isn't complacent, as this is only a short term fix”.

“Whilst the immediate threat of closure for these venues has been halted they are still under real threat in the coming months as are over 400 others.”

You can buy Group Therapy Vol. 1 priced at just £7 on Bandcamp. £7 for 65 tracks from upcoming, promising artists is a great deal ...


For more on Save Our Venues visit: https://saveourvenues.co.uk/

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