Wolf Alice, Peace, Swim Deep, Years & Years announce covers charity gig for child refugees

Bands 4 Refugees will also feature Slaves, Spector and Black Honey

Wolf Alice, Peace, Swim Deep and Years & Years are among the line-up for a charity gig in aid of refugee children.

Bands 4 Refugees will take place on December 5 and is also set to feature appearances from Slaves, Spector, Superfood, Black Honey and Bloody Knees with more to be announced.

Writing on the Facebook event, Bands 4 Refugees said; “We are currently living in a refugee crisis unseen since the Second World War. The UN estimates that 63.5 million people are now refugees, seeking asylum, or internally displaced.”

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Posted by Bands 4 Refugees on Thursday, November 10, 2016

The project aims to “brings you an all star line up for one of night of certified bangers played by certified legends”. All proceeds will be going to ‘HelpRefugees’, described as “a grassroots, humanitarian organisation during their winter campaign ‘Choose Love’.”

This week, Wolf Alice gave an update on progress on their next album, revealing that they’re hard at work writing new material and hopefully ‘have a few more surprises up their sleeves’.

“We kind of try and sit in our little corner and just stay the weirdos,” drummer Joel Amey told NME. “That’s what I always think; stay a little bit outside of those tags and boxes of what people expect, otherwise it’s very easy to predict what the band are going to do next and it’s not always the most engaging thing for a music listener. So hopefully we’ve got a few more surprises up our sleeves before people can force tags upon us.”

Last week, the band were surprised to hear their track ‘Silk’ featured on the trailer for ‘T2’ – making them the first taster of the upcoming soundtrack for ‘Trainspotting 2’.

The band performed their final show of the campaign for ‘My Love Is Cool’ with their first festival headline show at By The Sea last month, and are now together to jam through ideas for their hotly anticipated second album.

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