Of National Importance Records is off on a sabbatical. But ONI17 is here and it’s great, honestly…
‘Misophonic Minds‘ is a compilation of music from artists either based or originating from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. The nineteen tracks are available as a digital download for just £3 – at least 15 of these you will not have heard before and will not find anywhere else. Once them terrorising thugs at Paypal have had their minimal cut , all of that money will be donated to Willow Foundation; a charity that organises very nice things for young people who are very unwell. You can find the compilation available to download or stream here.
Included are the first ever tracks released by Tender Firs, Film and Peter Dand; brand new and unheard recordings from Aztec Doll, McCarthy Vigil, Charlie North, rama zu, Lyndon Scarfe and Liam Stewart; Exclusive premiers of tracks from forthcoming releases by Garforth & Myers, Explorers Society and Del Scott Miller; an alternate mix of a track from The Black Lamps debut record; a likely last ever recording from The Exhibition and more from Bruja, Heavy Suns, Richard Kitson and Sarah-Jane. There’s also something special from Diskettes Fore Minor to close things off and maybe even some more to come. Downloading the compilation will also provide you with a very cool digital booklet – a first for us – that contains links and information on all the artists involved. The booklet is the very skilful work of Jamie Briggs and uses a fine illustration by Hattie Lockwood.
For more on the bands involved; see here, read the booklet or click a song title on the Bandcamp page.
Elsewhere, we don’t have too much physical stuff left in the ONIR shop but we do have the last few copies of Pareidolia and Carry to the End at a reduced price along with The Black Lamps album and T-shirts & hats. The download store is full of free stuff including a few things that have been added on the hush over the last year.
On the price: Bandcamp does allow you the opportunity to donate a little more than £3 for the pleasure of downloading the compilation, if you so wish, but we really are not asking it of you. We know lots of people are a little short for a luxury of this kind and if plenty of people gave the £3 and, almost as importantly, found some new music that they enjoyed then that would make lots of people happy. If you really don’t want any of your money going to them rotters at Paypal, then just donate directly to Willow Foundation, let us know and we’ll send you a download code.
Thanks to everyone for everything.
ONIR interviewed by Alternative Barnsley