PUNKS LINE UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH!
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS head a line-up of punk bands contributing to a new compilation album raising money for people with mental health problems.
Proceeds from the 16-track Top Of The Punks Volume 1 album will go to mental health charity Mind.
Other acts contributing tracks to the project include ANGELIC UPSTARTS, THE DEFECTS, THE FILAMENTS, KNOCK OFF, SUBCULTURE, RT-ZED, 5 GO MAD, APPLE SHIFT SEVEN, WRECK-AGE, WAKE THE CITY, BORN TO DESTRUCT, JOHNNY & THE MENTAL BREAKDOWNS, HAZARD, UK VOMIT and SPRING PARK.
Put together by Simon Turner, a longtime sufferer of depression, the project hopes to raise £5,000 for Mind. He says, “Mental health issues are all around us. I don’t know a single person who hasn’t been touched by its effects. This is my modest way of supporting an amazing charity that helps those who need it.”
The specially designed album artwork emulates the the classic Top Of The Pops compilation series of the 70s.
Set for release on 17 June, the album will receive a special live launch at The Bear, Northampton that night. Confirmed acts appearing are Subculture, 5 Go Mad, Jonny & The Mental Breakdowns, Apple Shift Seven, Wreck-Age, Wake The City, Born To Destruct, Spring Park and UK Vomit. Admission is £5 on the night.
The album is available as a CD limited to 400 copies and download. It’s available to pre-order here.