As the rain continues to fall, Cumbria band COLT 45 are doing their bit to help victims of the flooding in their region.

The band are rush-releasing the download single ‘I Remember When The Rain Came Down’ with all proceeds from sales going to Cumbria Flood Appeal. The track is available now on iTunes or alternatively, you can donate directly here.

In a statement, the band say: “We’ve all been affected by the terrible floods in Cumbria previously in 2005 and 2009 and now, again, right before Christmas this year. The community spirit here in Carlisle and Workington has been amazing – everyone’s helping each other out with the clean-up, sorting through destroyed possessions and trying to prepare for as normal a Christmas as possible. We’ve been lucky this time to not be directly hit ourselves, and our rehearsal room just about survived, but we have close family & friends whose homes & belongings have been destroyed – some for the second or third time in 10 years.

“We want to do what we can for the Cumbria Flood Appeal and this track (‘I Remember When The Rain Came Down’ from our debut album, The Tide Is Turning) is all about the effect of the 2009 floods on our community, so it seems quite appropriate to make this our download to help raise some funds for our friends & neighbours this time around. We can only hope that these sorts of situations can be prevented better in future – we all know Cumbria gets its fair share of crap weather, but our thoughts are with everyone affected by the awful storms and we send our best wishes to everyone for a quick recovery and a decent Christmas – good luck.”

Check out ‘I Remember When The Rain Came Down’ here.

COLT 45 play the following dates in January….

21.01.16 – Bristol – The Gryphon
22.01.16 – Plymouth – The Junction
23.01.16 – Brighton – Sticky Mike’s
24.01.16 – Derby – Victoria Inn

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