Let’s Buy Happiness contribute track to Africa charity CD

Let’s Buy Happiness are set to appear on a forthcoming charity CD in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Appeal. The project features the talents of several bands from the North-East – you can find out more at http://nexea.tumblr.com

(artwork by Kerry Hyndman)


01. The Futureheads – Robot (acapella)
02. Field Music – Repetition
03. Shields – Spires (Adrian Bushby Mix)
04. Age of Consent – Columns
05. Let’s Buy Happiness – Woodrings
06. Willy Mason & Spokes – Bossman
07. O’Messy Life – Cancellation Of The Constellation Programme 11.10.10
08. Mammal Club – Put Your Fears In Order (Alternative Version)
09. Here Comes Good Sailing – Jonathon The Obscure
10. The Lake Poets – Edinburgh
11. Lanterns on The Lake – You’re Almost There
12. Young Liar – Rosé Banter Bruise
13. Waskerley Way – Hark, ‘tis th’ Beaste Coaste
14. Warm Digits – Weapons Destruction
15. We Are Knuckle Dragger – Get The Horizon Yourself
16. Vinyl Jacket – Got The Badge
17. Paul Smith – A Perfect Foil
18. Symphonic Pictures – We All Come From Fire

The album will be officially released on 19th September 2011, but you can pre-order now as a digital download for £6 (with £5 going to the charity). This will allow you instant access to the LBH track ‘Woodrings’ (as a 320kbps mp3 or FLAC file), along with the Lanterns On The Lake and Age Of Consent tracks.

If you’d prefer to purchase a psychical CD then you can do so at
http://nexea.bigcartel.com/. The CD costs £8 plus P&P, and from your £8, at least £6 will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s East Africa Appeal.

Preview of 3 of the tracks:

You can find out more about the project at:

More than 10 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and the newly-formed Republic of South Sudan have been left in need of food, water and emergency healthcare because of one of the worst droughts in 60 years. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Somalia due to the drought and conflict, parts of the country are now afflicted by famine.

After reading and watching horrific news reports about situation in the horn of Africa, members of the North East of England’s music community decided that they must help.

NExEA: North East by East Africa is the result, a limited edition CD – plus a digital download – which features a whole host of new, rare and exclusive tracks from some of the region’s best and most prestigious bands.

The Futureheads, Field Music, Paul Smith (Maximo Park), Let’s Buy Happiness, plus US singer-songwriter Willy Mason, who has recently recorded a brand new song at Blank Studios in Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, have generously agreed to donate their tracks to the release. The CD will also feature a host of up-and-coming North East artists who are beginning to make waves nationally. These include The Lake Poets, Vinyl Jacket, Lanterns On The Lake, Young Liar plus many more. Visit The Bands page to find out the full list.

The project hopes that our vibrant local music scene can help to raise awareness along with a substantial sum of money for this most pressing of causes, and we have been overwhelmed by the willingness of local musicians to support the cause.

All the profits will be donated to the DEC East Africa Appeal

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