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We’re delighted to present you with the latest edition of our annual compilation album, celebrating our 17th birthday! As ever, we’ve hand-picked a mixture of artists – from new faces to veterans alike – that we feel have had an amazing twelve months. Head over to our Bandcamp page to listen and download the tracks for free.

On Blood On Your Hands young songwriter Tom A Smith has matured into a socially and politically aware commentator with the husky delivery of Willy Mason that might just well position him as the new Billy Bragg.

I decided to write a pretty obvious political statement about where we are at the minute.” He reveals. “I wrote it around the end of lockdown. It was bad then, it’s just depressing now.” Raw, edgy and heartfelt, slow building but passionate, the lyrics speak for themselves and probably most of his fans too.


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