Three Minute Heroes #HearMeOut
From the Warren Youth Project to raise awareness of issues around mental health in adolescents.
The brief: to tie in with Hull’s year as UK city of culture, local school kids were asked to write about their feelings, fears and concerns, then give them to the alt-indie community to turn into songs. The results are both impressive and poignant with interior workings poetically expressed over pysch-funk (The Froot ’67’s Egg), Pumpkin-esque whine (False Advertising’s It’s Been A While) and sea shanty folk (Hillbilly Troupe’s Dead Langer). But Fronteers’ Mamma’s Boy and Ruth Scott ft Kristian Eastwood’s Paint A New Picture are the ones that truly stand out. On the former, over a classic Oasis/Arctics Britrock beat, singer Andy Towse laments a mother’s absence; on the latter, Scott imagines a conversation with a lost loved one over cathartic torch soul.