Close To Home Records have curated a really excellent 45 track compilation in aid of MIND, the mental health charity.
Moose Blood (pictured), Svalbard, Personal Best, Hindsights, Basement, Superheaven and Title Fight all appear on ‘Some Kind Of Fix’ which you can listen to/download below.
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“The aim was to bring together a selection of bands to show support, and raise awareness of mental health issues that affect a lot of people every day. On top of that, all profits from the downloads will be donated to MIND,” explains Joe Hart (not *that* Joe Hart), Label Manager of Close To Home.
“Somehow in 2015, we’re still not quite at a point in society where someone can feel comfortable with talking about the fact they might be suffering from a mental illness. We’re still not at a point where we naturally offer mental health sufferers the support they need. These things should go without saying, but unfortunately, way to often, I open a news tab on the internet or a page in a news paper and I see someone who is given a platform to spread the complete wrong message when it comes to mental health. Not only are we not offering enough help and understanding, we’re boosting the signal of morons who don’t understand what it’s like.
“So, hopefully this reaches someone and helps them understand that what they’re going through is normal. It happens to a LOT of people.
“And guess what? Without getting personal, almost every band and record label involved with the tracks on this compilation explained that they or someone close to them had been affected by mental health issues in the past. A lot of them also explained how they had mad it through the other side.
“So if you’re reading this and you think you may be suffering, it’s okay.
“You’re not alone.
“Someone has been there before and they’ve made out just fine.
“You can do it too.”