July 28, 2021

Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, the Clash and more donate rare vinyls to charity show

Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, The Clash, IDLES and The Who are among a list of artists donating rare vinyl to a new charity show.

Pressing Matters “, created by Helium London and curated by Pavement Licker, will see artists create one-of-a-kind artworks from rare vinyls and trial presses, which will be featured in a month-long exhibition and then auctioned.

The exhibition will be held at 5 Carlos Place in London, MATCHESFASHION headquarters, from May 4 to 29. From 24 to 29 May, the pieces will be auctioned on the Helium London website, with all proceeds going to the charity Music Support, which provides mental health support for music industry workers.

Regarding the new event, Helium London Founder and CEO Jennifer McCormick said: “Navigating the world of recovery can be an overwhelming experience, and the fear of being judged leads many people to protect their sobriety from the Common Knowledge: “Navigating the world of recovery can be a daunting and overwhelming experience, and the fear of being judged causes many people to protect their sobriety from common knowledge.

“Creating this exhibition has been the most wonderful convergence of my personal and work life to advocate for music support. It has brought together phenomenal talent without prejudice and has forged new creative relationships, all of them united to break the barriers surrounding addiction and Mental health.”

See the full list of contributing artists and the groups they create the vinyls with below.

On the charity element of the exhibit, Music Support co-founder Matt Thomas said: “Words cannot express our gratitude to all who have joined and donated vinyl or time for this incredible project that will allow us to reach out and serve. to more people at this incredibly difficult time for the industry.

“Music Support was created to have a direct and positive impact, and 5 years later we continue to provide relevant services to more people and a wider sector of the music industry than ever before. This could not be a more appropriate fifth birthday celebration. Thank you.” .

To mark the first anniversary of the announcement of the first UK lockdown last March, NME recently spoke with various mental health charities about the importance of asking for help.

It comes after a recent study found that one in four young people has been “unable to cope” with the pandemic, due to anxiety, the “loss of youth” and fear about their future.

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