Last year There Will Be Fireworks produced one of the best debut albums by a Scottish band for a long long time, in my honest opinion. Unsigned, they still managed to shift over 1,000 copies of this record, which is no mean feat believe me. In fact, it’s quite astounding really. Ask any unsigned musician. Shifting 1,000 records is a dream. The Kays only got 500 records pressed and even shifting those won’t be easy. So as you can see being unsigned and shifting over 1,000 records is pretty awesome. I was delighted when they agreed to be involved in this project and I have to say when they decided on this track their enthusiasm for it was really infectious. It is an amazing song and just like Lotte Kestner the guys have done a brilliant version of the song.
What I love about this project is that there were no restrictions on the songs you could do. I don’t mind if people do the same songs as one another because the results will most likely be poles apart – as this and Lotte Kestner’s version of the song show. Both are wonderful but both are so so different.
I could talk about the music of Vic Chesnutt all night. ‘At The Cut’ is a truly wonderful record and ‘Flirted With You All My Life’ is as poignant and emotive a song as could be possible given the circumstances. It’s actually very creepy and sad to be honest. It’s such a massive ‘fuck you’ to death that it seems hard to take in that not long after it’s release Vic Chesnutt succumbed to his fight against depression. Like so many others do. That’s why it’s so important that you help this project and support Depression Alliance UK. I know it doesn’t seem like much but it’s only £1 to download a track from the project. You can download them all here. And all the money raised will be going to Depression Alliance UK to support them in their efforts to support those suffering from depression. So please, take a minute, listen to all the tracks up so far and if you like anything that you hear do download it and donate to the cause. Every penny is appreciated. In the meantime, check out the wonderful There Will Be Fireworks here. Once again check out the work of Vic Chesnutt here. Enjoy.