Music News Review: Strummerville returns to Glastonbury 2011

Strummerville returns to its natural home, Glastonbury, for this year’s campfire sessions. Located in their usual spot by the Joe Strummer memory stone in the Unfair Ground, Strummerville will be burning their campfire all weekend long. Every night – Thursday until Sunday – the charity will present some great new talent and will be joined by established ‘secret’ bands for some very special intimate campfire sessions…

No bands will be announced, but with artists including Frank Turner, The Mystery Jets, The Drums, Lissie, I Blame Coco and Mariachi El Bronx performing around the campfire last year, you can get an idea of the people who want to come and tip their cap at the Joe Strummer memory stone and sing songs around the fire… continue reading →

Beat Review: Joe Strummer, Strummerville and Glastonbury 2011

Joe Strummer’s backstage campfire tradition has transcended into a charitable music train marking its territory on Glastonbury go-ers this summer. Strummer’s memorial will be ablaze with emerging and established talent gracing Unfair Ground at the Strummerville campfire sessions this summer, in collaboration with everyones favourite festival cider, Brothers will be hijacking the campfire at Glasto 23rd-26th June handing out the ‘Songs For The Summer’ free compilation album from the bands keeping Strummers memory alight.

Brothers will be donating 1p of sales on cider from every can and bottle. So theres no reason not to crack open a frosty one… continue →

God Is In The TV: FREE MIX – Songs For The Summer

Strummerville has teamed up with Brothers Cider to release ‘Songs For The Summer’, a one-off free compilation – your festival soundtrack – of exceptional new music from some of the bands that Strummerville is supporting.

The download album is available from the Songs for the Summer page and will be given away free at the Strummerville campfire at Glastonbury Festival. On June 23rd, Strummerville returns to its natural home, Glastonbury, for this year’s campfire sessions – continue reading →

The Devil Has The Best Tuna: Strummerville Calling

The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation, Strummerville, has teamed up with Brothers Cider to release ‘Songs For The Summer’, a one-off free compilation – your festival soundtrack – of exceptional new music from some of the bands that Strummerville is supporting.

On June 23rd, Strummerville returns to its natural home, Glastonbury, for this year’s campfire sessions. Located in their usual spot by the Joe Strummer memory stone in the Unfair Ground, Strummerville will be burning their campfire all weekend long. Every night the charity will be presenting some new talent and will be joined by some more established bands for some very special intimate campfire sessions – continue reading →

The Fly: Strummerville Reveal Compilation

Strummerville the Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music are giving away a free compilation of their favourite summer tunes, Songs for the Summer, from artists who performed at their Spring Sessions – continue reading →

Can You Hear This – Songs for the Summer 2011: The Joker & The Thief + Bastille

You’d be forgiven for shrinking at the thought of another charity album. I’d much rather donate to charity than listen to Dizzee Rascal rap alongside Busted. However, forget any Band-Aid related nightmares, the Strummerville ‘Songs for the Summer 2011,’ is a compilation that goes over and above the recent, uninspiring Songs for Japan.

Certainly, that was a worthy cause but I can’t fathom why they decided Justin Timberlake’s ‘Like I Love You’ was an appropriate addition to the album. Strummerville, the foundation named after The Clash frontman, Joe Strummer, has released its 2011 charity album.

The foundation is great and endorses musical projects nationwide as well as being a significant sponsor of upcoming bands and a flagship for new bands. Their album is available for free download here. As you’d expect, it features some fantastic British music tailored for summer listening… continue reading

When You Awake: Strummerville Offers Free Compilation Album

Joe Strummer’s music charity, Strummerville, is offering a free compilation album called ‘Songs For The summer’ for your downloading pleasure. The record features eleven unsigned bands that Strummerville is currently supporting – continue reading

Shortlist: Strummerville Campfire at Glastonbury

Glasswerk UK: Strummerville Give Away Free Summer Compilation

The folks at Strummerville are gearing up for summer with a free album giveaway. Entitled Songs For The Summer, the album features acts such as Joker & The Thief, Bastille, Dark Moon, The Welcome Committee and many more – and hopes to be your festival soundtrack this year read full review

Review: Songs for the Summer

“So, it can be a tough thing to break into the music business – maybe not as hard as it once was when labels and contracts ruled (and when hopes disappeared when demos were tossed away without even a tiny listen), but tough none-the-less. Which is why something like strummerville: the joe strummer foundation for new music is a very cool thing.” read full review