Savages and Drenge contribute songs to War Child album for Record Store Day

Summer Camp, Toy, Anna Calvi and Daughter tracks also feature on the best of DJ John Kennedy’s X-Posure Sessions

Savages, Drenge and Summer Camp are among the bands set to appear on a charity album released in conjunction with Record Store Day UK and War Child.

War Child will be the official charity for this year’s event and, together with XFM, a limited edition record has been produced featuring the best of DJ John Kennedy’s X-Posure Sessions.

Included on the release, which will be limited to 1,000 copies and available on vinyl from April 19, will be previously unreleased recordings from Toy, Savages, Daughter and a host of other bands featured on John Kennedy’s X-Posure sessions in recent years. The record will not have a price attached, though organisers hope people will make a donation of £5 to £10 when picking it up.


Kennedy, pictured assembling the release with Spencer Hickman (Record Store Day), Jim Benner (War Child) and Esther Tewkesbury (Proper Music Group), said of the record: “The show (X-Posure) is 15 years old in 2014 so it’s a delight to have a physical incarnation of it to mark the anniversary. It’s also good to be able to offer this to you on Record Store Day as way of supporting and highlighting the brilliant work of War Child.”

Spencer Hickman, Record Store Day UK co-ordinator, said: “We are honoured to be supporting War Child by producing this amazing record. This special release does not carry a price tag, but we would encourage anyone who is lucky enough to get their hands on it to make a donation to War Child as a thank you to help them continue to make a difference.”

Side 1

Savages – ‘Husbands’
Drenge – ‘Backwaters’
Embers – ‘Sins Unknown’
Landshapes – ‘Insomniacs Club’
Daughter – ‘Youth’
Anna Calvi – ‘Sing For Me’

Side 2

The Computers – ‘Single Bed’
Wrongtom & Deemas – ‘Freestyle’
Glitches – ‘RGB’
Summer Camp – ‘Two Chords’
Toy – ‘Motoring’
Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs – ‘Be Glamorous’


The full Record Store Day 2014 product list will be announced on Thursday (March 20) between 4-7pm live on XFM with exclusive live performances from Tim Burgess of The Charlatans (Manchester) and Tom Smith of Editors (London).