By Jon Milton
Another great compilation raising money for NHS Charities and The Music Venue Trust. Group Therapy describe themselves as 'a London based collective working with the aim of bringing previously unheard music from a range of incredible talent to your homes during lock down and beyond whilst raising money for charity' and they've done a great job with this release.
For just £7 you get 65 demo's, remixes, live versions, covers and unreleased tracks covering a really broad and intoxicating array of music. The album starts off chilled with Porridge Radio and then builds momentum slowly, taking in lo-fi indie, post punk, electronica, experimental and more, finishing with the charming Platonica Erotica tune, fittingly titled 'The End'. Highlights for these ears are Treeboy and Arc, Sleep Eaters, The Lounge Society, Mystic Peach, Pet Shimmers, Dirty Streethearts, Sorry, Ricky Stanstead & Seamus O'Reagan, Hotel Lux, Lice, PVA and POZI, but that is literally just scratching the surface.
Since the album was released 24 hours ago the album has raised £2k already for charity, which is a great achievement, and if you haven't already put your hand in your pocket and grabbed this beauty, you can do so here. This album and the Stay Home and Owed Summer compilations that I spoke of yesterday make a great soundtrack for the bank holiday weekend for an extremely modest outlay, and they contribute to a great cause. Its a no-brainer: aural edification and support for a good cause, what more could you ask for?