ART FOR BLIND Announces “Put Ears on Yourself” 7″ Compilation Featuring Trust Fund, Lower Slaughter, Sissy and Milk Crimes

February 28, 2017


Announces “Put Ears on Yourself” 7″ Compilation
Featuring Trust Fund, Lower Slaughter, Sissy and Milk Crimes

Released 10th March 2017

Listen to Trust Fund’s “Splitter”:

Put Ears on Yourself is the first in a new 7” single series curated by Art For Blind Records. Each 7” will feature 4 bands from Ireland and the UK and will be housed in a series of limited edition screen printed sleeves designed by emerging artists, designers and illustrators.

The first volume features UK artists Trust Fund, Milk Crimes and Lower Slaughter along with Dublin based garage punk band Sissy. The records are housed in covers designed by Leigh Arthur, Charolotte Ager, Rebecca Bronya, Sinead Young and Edel Doherty and were handprinted in County Leitrim by Pulled.

Trust Fund offer up the track “Splitter”. The track is a lo fi melodic soundtrack to long journeys and features record-mates Milk Crimes on backing vocals.

Trust Fund’s Ellis says of the track: “Splitter was mostly recorded in 2014 — I played guitar and drums, and Stefano played the bass which is why it’s extra fresh. It was going to be the b-side of ‘Cut me out’, but then I guess that song never came out as a single. Then in 2016 the band Milk Crimes came down to my basement and laid some sweet harmonies over it. Ellie left her reduced-price fake meats in our freezer and I was super excited but then they remembered and came back for them and that was a bad time for me. The song is about the ‘splitter’ adapter which means that two or more people can listen to music from one headphone jack. It could be argued that the song is therefore also concerned with the role of technology in mediating human intimacy. It has a sick guitar solo.”

Elsewhere on the 7″, “I’ll be Back Soon” is Leeds based punks Milk Crimes first outing on vinyl after an exciting demo released on cassette by Chunk in early 2016. The song is a promising glimpse of their forthcoming debut album in late 2017.

Dublin/London based Sissy contribute the track “Nice Guy” to the compilation, which is a deliciously snarling piece of garage punk taking aim at those fucking nice guys and is the perfect follow up the bands recent self released 7”.

Rounding off the record is Lower Slaughter’s “Tied Down”. The result is a sound which brilliantly shows the most of Sinead’s very different vocal style and maintains the ingenuity and experimentation which make the band such a breath of fresh air.
Release Show:

March 4th –  Sissy, Milk Crimes, Lower Slaughter, Dym & Stanfield – DIY Space for London



Side A:
1.       Milk Crimes – I’ll Be Back Soon
2.       Trust Fund – Splitter

Side B:
3.       Sissy – Nice Guy
4.       Lower Slaughter – Tied Down


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