This post started back in May with the working title, “Post-Election Blues”, but I never got around to finishing it, and thankfully things have moved on since then. The new title refers not to this weekend’s Download Festival – we aren’t that genre-busting -, but to a veritable day of celebration next weekend. On Saturday June 20th, our version of the Clash’s Rock the Casbah will be available for download as an exclusive charity pre-release from the Specialized 4 Combat Cancer album. Please visit the Specialized website for more details and for a self-penned article in the “Featured Artists” section, and please spread the word – the more downloads there are, the greater the profile of the project and the more funding Teenage Cancer Trust can put towards their specialist wards and services.
We are grateful for this opportunity to provide further support to TCT, and for the faith that the Specialized team continue to show in us. Extra thanks this time go to Paul Ayriss, who has worked tirelessly on compiling the album, helping us with publicity, and expanding the Specialized spirit; and to Haluk Gurer, who braved the April chill and seven unruly musicians to take the Clash-tastic photo that you see before you.