Essex’s independent label Close to Home Records have announced their Some Kind of Fix compilation album which is out now and available to stream digitally.
The compilation costs just £5 and all profits will go to mental health charity MIND. The songs all raise awareness of mental health issues including depression, self-harm and anxiety. You can get the record and help a good cause here: http://www.hatw.co.uk/comp
With over 40 tracks including Title Fight, Basement, Superheaven, Moose Blood, Hindsights, Dearist, Forrest, Rain, Waleated, Losing Sleep, Pretend Happy and more, there is something for everyone.
Heads Above The Waves is a community which exists to raise awareness about self-harm and promote hope through creativity, with a particular focus on reaching young people. Also recognising that mental health issues can affect people from all walks of life – regardless of gender, age, race, or sexuality – they are committed to providing hope and help to everyone.
“The aim of the compilation is 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” comments Close To Home label manager Joe Hart “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 not yet at a point where we naturally offer mental health sufferers the support they need. This support should be offered without a thought, but unfortunately, way too often, I open a news tab on the internet or a page in a newspaper 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, there are people boosting the signal of the negative opinions of those who don’t understand what it’s like and have most likely never been through it. Hopefully our message reaches someone and helps them understand that what they’re going through is normal. It happens to a LOT of people. In fact, 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 made it through the other side. That’s exactly the kind of open, positive conversation I want to get started with this compilation.”