As a way to rally the music community together during this time, two months ago Manchester and Salford began the Save Our Scene collective, a grassroots movement made up of local promoters with an aim to support independent venues and those within their scene who’ve been hit the hardest as a result of Covid-19.
Their fundraising efforts began with a raffle prize draw and a 12-hour livestream which saw them raise £9,650 of their initial £15,000 target, the profits of which will be distributed to individual applicants within the local community. In an effort to reach their final figure, the collective have enlisted the talents of local artists and pulled them into a compilation titled BRB (Be Right Back) – Sounds From The Rainy City.
Hosted on Bandcamp, and released in line with the platform waiving their fees, the compilation features 20 tracks from the likes of 96 Back, Cervo & Contours, DJ Luz, Il Bosco, Interplanetary Criminal, Sarah Bates and our pick from Schuttle; a deep stripped-back electro cut with oscillating synths and muted acid lines.
BRB (Be Right Back) – Sounds From The Rainy City is out now – grab your copy from Bandcamp.