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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.

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