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Every year, musicians from across the country come together to help raise awareness and raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The trust helps teenagers – often the forgotten victims of the vicious disease – in their time of need, helping them to face the struggle with a positive attitude. Newcastle alt folk band Kosoti have been gearing up to release their latest single, By Your Side, in aid of the trust and have been part of a long-running social media campaign to raise awareness of the song and subsequently raise some much-needed funds.

By Your Side sounds just like the song you want soundtracking an inspirational but heartbreaking tale – soaring and emotional, it rests mostly on the vocal talents of frontman Allan, with a beautiful acoustic guitar and flourishes of folky fiddles and banjos. Think Mumford and Sons at their most emotional and you’re most of the way there.

Allan says of the release: “Obviously we would love the single to chart and further increase the income for Teenage Cancer Trust but that is purely a dream scenario. Thank you to everyone that has helped us to put this together over the past six months!”

The song was originally released in 2013, and is dedicated to Allan’s friends, family and loved ones who helped him during treatment for a double brain haemorrhage. With the added impetus to donate to such a good cause though, the 2015 version has gained even more raw emotional power.

By Your Side is out today and all proceeds from the single will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust. They play at Blast Recordings in Newcastle on 11th September as part of a fundraiser for the trust.

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