This compilation is a benefit for London homeless support group The Simon Community. Minimum download price is £5, but please feel free to donate more if you can afford to.
The Simon Community operates a totally non-judgemental policy when assisting homeless people, regardless of lifestyle. As well as conducting regular street work such as food distribution, they run a drop-in/advice centre (staffed by volunteers/former and current homeless people) and musical workshops in Camden.
Surprisingly, they remain quite low key compared to some of the other homeless support groups in the capital (such as St Mungo’s) although they’ve been active for 50+ years. They are entirely non-government-funded & operate as a real democratic community (ie, not just a director determining campaigns - homeless people have input too). For more info, see www.simoncommunity.org.uk
"The time's right for Punk and Electronic music to form an axis power in the spirit of '78 and the pre-Thatcherite busted Britain of cheap techno kits blossoming in the bedroom of dustbin-bred dreamers, isn't it? So here's the next breed, born for this Tory Britannia of food banks and the class war culling cuts, a brilliant comp for a good cause, London's homeless support group The Simon Community. 26 tracks for a fiver minimum fee, great value considering the quality. The quality, as you might guess by the cover, being the rough-edged type; raw power attitude from gobby Punk to course electronics. Come the revolution, here's the soundtrack, but failing that it puts fire in your belly" - Include Me Out (includemeout2.blogspot.com
released July 16, 2015
All music and artwork © of the respective artists.
Quango appear by courtesy of First World Problems Records.
Mastered by Skink (skink.bandcamp.com
Thanks to everyone who took part, everyone who buys this, Jamie and Rachel at The Simon Community and Foxtons for reminding us why we bothered.