The Big Moon, Sinead O’Brien and more contribute to new ‘Group Therapy’ charity compilation

Proceeds from the second volume of the series will go to Black Minds Matter UK and Help Musicians

A second volume of the ‘Group Therapy’ charity compilation has been released, featuring The Big Moon, Sinead O’Brien and more.

The compilation’s first edition arrived last May, and featured contributions from ShamePorridge RadioSorry, Gengahr, and more, with proceeds going to The Music Venues Trust and NHS Charities Together.

The new volume, which came out via Bandcamp yesterday (April 2), will donate its proceeds to mental health charities Black Minds Matter UK and Help Musicians. Also featuring on the compilation are Phoebe Green, Do Nothing, TV Priest and many, many more.

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In a message alongside the album’s page on Bandcamp, ‘Group Therapy’ creators Tash and Ella wrote: “Thank you to Jamal & Georgia at Route, to Harriet & to every artist who generously donated their wonderful music and time to help put this album together.
Thank you to Black Minds Matter UK and Help Musicians for raising awareness & funds to support those struggling with poor mental health.

Sinead O'Brien
Sinead O’Brien appears on ‘Group Therapy Vol. 2’. Credit: Holly Whitaker.

“Now more than ever we need to be supporting initiatives that allow people to access support, and are opening up conversations about mental health. Both these organisations offer invaluable and accessible services, as well as education around the topic.

“We saw when reaching out to artists for this compilation that so many had their own stories and experiences with mental health, it’s become so clear that this is something that so many people in the UK live with. Saying this, we look to the future and see a much brighter one, where there are open, honest conversations about mental health and those who are suffering can use a wealth of resources to get support catered for their needs and individual experience.

“Mental Health is vast and complex, poor mental health affects so many of us and we want to take this time to say you are not alone. Below are a number of support lines and resources to use if you are or someone you know is struggling.”

Buy ‘Group Therapy’ Vol. 2 via Bandcamp here, and see the artwork and full tracklisting for the 54-track compilation below.

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Group Therapy

Delmer Darion – ‘St Louis [Acoustic Tape Version]’
Ben Vince – ‘Riverbed’
Uma – ‘Water Wax (ft Amy May Ellis) [Demo]’
Drug Store Romeos & The Orielles – ‘M. Dream (Cover)’
Park Motive – ‘Oval Frame (Version 2)’
Famous – ‘One Night in Tottenham (Demo)’
ADAER – ‘Desire Lines (Cover)’
Low Spirits – ‘When It’s Cold I’d Like To Die (Cover)’
Loose Articles, eleni poulou & Alan Dunn – ‘Mountains’
Sonny Bliss – ‘Silk Woes (6a6y 6)’
deathcrash – ‘People thought my windows were stars (Live at St Pancras Old Church)’
Katy J Pearson – ’30th Century Man (Cover)’
William Doyle – ‘Familiar Surroundings’
The Golden Dregs – ‘Return (Cover)’
Jeremy Tuplin & DG Solaris – ‘Idle’
The Big Moon – ‘It Could Happen (Demo)’
Blackaby – ‘Hairstyle (Demo)’
Babeheaven – ‘What Does it Take (Cover)’
Ted Mair – ‘Scant’
Phoebe Green – ‘Seasonal Depression (Demo)’
Sinead O’Brien – ‘A List of Ordinary Sins’
Kiran Leonard – ‘Singing the Classics’
Beau Mec – ‘Goody Two Shoes (6a6y 6)’
Chubby and the Gang – ‘Heading Out (Cover)’
DAMEFRISØR – ‘Autumn (Demo)’
Regressive Left – ‘Room With a View (Live Session)’
PINS – ‘All Hail (Live in York)’
wych elm – ‘Hey (Cover)’
bdrmm – ‘Is That What You Wanted to Hear? (Live from the Nave)’
Gary, Indiana – ‘Housecoats’
Talk Show Vs Robbie & Mona – ‘Queen Celine (Cover)’ & ‘Stress (Remix)’
Yard Act – ‘Gangsters (Cover)’
Home Counties – ‘Ad Gammon’
TV Priest – ‘Fathers and Sons (Instrumental Demo)’
Holiday Ghosts – ‘Cowboy Builders (Live Demo)’
Warmduscher – ‘Salamander (Live at The Windmill)’
Comfort – ‘Calm the Crowd (Live in Nantes)’
Merlin Nova – ‘FLESHY FODDER (WARNING BELLS) [Live at The Windmill]’
Powerplant – ‘Dungen (Demo)’
Do Nothing – ‘Eating Glue (Cover)’
Crows – ‘Blinding Lights (Cover)’
Fragile One – ‘Seen on a Screen (6a6y 6)’
ZZ Bop – ‘Last Tango in Utrecht (Demo)’
Algernon Cornelius – ‘WRONG’
THIS IS SATSFACTION OF ENMITY – ‘Ascension to Luminescent Knout (6a6y 6)’
YAANG – ‘Bootleg’
Nuha Ruby Ra – ‘Sparky (Flamingods Remix)’
Grove – ‘Ur Boyfriend’s Wack (Ur Worst Nightmare Remix)’
Paddywak – ‘White Rabbit (Cracken Remix)’
Courting – ‘Popshop! (Treptower Remix)’
TAAHLIAH – ‘Brave (Transcendent House Mix)’
Sweat – ‘What Men Want (Live at SweatNet)’
Faux Real – ‘Come Thru’
Jessica Winter – ‘Sleep Forever’

To mark the one year anniversary of the first UK lockdown being announced last March, NME spoke to a number of mental health charities recently about the importance of reaching out for help.

It comes after a recent study found that one in four young people have found themselves “unable to cope” during the pandemic, due to anxiety, “missing out on being young,” and fear about their futures.

For help and advice on mental health:

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