Fifty years since George Harrison released ‘Bangla Desh’, 20 musical acts have come together to raise funds for a similarly war-torn land.
Co-released by the Anti-Manifesto label, there’s a leaning towards emo and alternative sounds – Burnt Tapes offer a slice of anthemic pop-punk to open, but Flinch’s ‘Thanks Ophelia’ is a jangly piece of shoegaze, while Chris Sneklgrove’s ‘Same Old War’ is a modern take on Bruce Springsteen.
Chloe Hawes’ simple acoustic ‘Northern Skies’ sits in contrast with Nelson Savage’s rollocking ‘Choke’ while Kimberly Steaks’ unexpected acoustic track has a decided Green Day feel.
The standout on a fine collection may be Paper Rifles’ punked-up take on Pulp’s ‘Do You Remember The First Time’, but we’re sure Jarvis would approve, both of the delivery and the good cause to boot.
‘Solidarity with Ukraine’ is out now. This article originally appeared in the Portsmouth News.