The Old England releases compilation album as part of crowdfunding campaign

The Old England releases compilation album as part of crowdfunding campaign

Posted on: 12 May 2020

It features unreleased and demo material from Bristol artists including Katy J Pearson, LICE and EP/64. 

 

Last week (Thursday 7 May), Montpelier's DIY music venue and pub, The Old England, released a compilation album: OLD E's Crowdfunding Collection.

 

Featuring a range of local artists who have "lived, worked, played, and drank" at the venue, the album is a collection of "mostly unreleased, old or demo material."

 

The album has been released in support of the venue's recently-launched #SaveOurVenues crowdfunding campaign.

 

You can purchase the digital album on Bandcamp

OLD E's Crowdfunding Collection: Album ArtworkOLD E's Crowdfunding Collection: Album Artwork

 

Founded by the Music Venue Trust, the nationwide #SaveOurVenues campaign aims to protect the UK music venues currently at risk of closure due to coronavirus.

 

Like other Bristol venues such as The Louisiana and The Exchange, The Old England joined the campaign on April 27 in a bid to protect itself from the risk of closure.

 

The venue set out to raise £5,000 to cover its rent and bills – a target which was smashed over the weekend.

 

Any funds raised above this amount, the venue said, will be donated to the Music Venue Trust's Crisis Fund: a dedicated fund providing emergency financial support to grassroots music venues right across the UK.  

 

"During this lockdown period, The Old E's rent has been deferred but not reduced," The Old England's crowdfunding page explains.

 

"This means we are currently accumulating debt - the same is true for venues across the country.

 

"Your donations will help us ensure we can pay our rent and bills when needed, helping minimize our risk of closure."

 

Read more about the #SaveOurVenues campaign here

The Old England joined the nationwide campaign on April 27The Old England joined the nationwide campaign on April 27

 

The Old England's 28-track compilation costs just seven quid, and features a range of notable names from Bristol's alt music scene; including Katy J Pearson, Norman and Domestic Sound Cupboard.

 

The venue described their new album as: "a celebration of past times and a way to pass the time."

 

"Not a cohesive listening experience! These 29 tracks will drag you in wildly different directions with no discernible pattern." Sounds brillant. 


Bag a digital copy of the album on Bandcamp: https://theolde.bandcamp.com/releases.


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