Manchester’s established and emerging talent has unified to create a compilation in aid of the charity CALM. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Elbow, Barry Adamson, Everything Everything, Delphic, I Am Kloot, and many more contribute to the project, named Thirty One.
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably – will use profits from the release to turn its national helpline into a 24/7 service. The charity has its origins in Manchester, and was originally set up to combat the high suicide rate seen among men under 35. It is the single biggest killer of young men in the UK.
Tony Wilson supported the charity’s launch in 1997 and became a trustee in 2006. Ex-Hacienda DJ and Journalist Dave Haslam curated the project: “the fact that Manchester’s creative health can directly serve to improve the psychological health of the city is a massive thing.”
With music being such a cathartic form of expression for many artists it’s a cause the city’s notable acts feel a close connection with. The album is released on March 12th but is available to pre-order here
“I’ve obviously seen it close up with my own beloved lead singer taking his life so tragically in 1980. Then it seemed unique and specially awful; my work with CALM has shown me that these tragedies are all too common, almost everyday; and in so many cases all for the lack of someone on the other end of a phone line.”
A. H. Wilson, Factory Records, CALM Trustee
CD ONE: 1) BARRY ADAMSON The Sun & The Sea (Alt Version) 2) ELBOW Lippy Kids (Live from Pinkpop) 3) EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Carry Me Home (Gloworm Cover) 4) JIM NOIR Spider Glider 5) FROM THE KITES OF SAN QUENTIN Undoneath 6) VIEKA Never 7) MR SCRUFF Chin Up 8) LONELADY Marble 9) DURRUTTI COLUMN Requiem Away 10) DELPHIC Wake 11) BEATING WING ORCHESTRA Sema 12) NO CEREMONY/// Wearme 13) RUBY ANN PATTERSON Start You Again 14) AIR CAV Crystalline/Dawn Chorus 15) I AM KLOOT Bigger Wheels
CD TWO: 16) BAD LIEUTENANT Feed The Fire 17) SILVERCLUB Washed Out 18) D/R/U/G/S Mila 19) THE WHIP Secret Weapon (Tom Lowe Remix) 20) JEZ KER Reason I Feel Like An Alien (Stripped Version) 21) AIRSHIP Summertime 22) PLANK! La Luna (Boxed In Remix) 23) JANICE GRAHAM BAND Murder 24) MURKAGE Paperweight 25) DUTCH UNCLES The Ink (Magic Arm Remix) 26) JASPER RHODONITE Put It On 27) THE TRAVELLING BAND Rise Fast, Fall Slow 28) JP COOPER Oh Brother 29) SARA LOWES Fear of Landing 30) NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me 31) SILENCE