The 1975 And The XX Sign Up For Climate Emergency Campaign By Music Declares Emergency | Music News
The 1975 band and The xx have signed for an emergency climate change campaign made by Music Declares Emergency (MDE).
The campaign by this music industry collective, started in July with a declaration of a climate emergency.
It firstly gained support from Radiohead, Let’s Eat Grandma, Bonobo, Caribou, Cosmo Sheldrake, Doomsquad, Ed Harcourt, Ezra Furman, FEMME, Fay Milton (Savages), Hot Chip, IDLES, Imogen Heap, Jordan Rakei, Maribou State, Midlake, Nadine Shah, Penelope Isles, The Cinematic Orchestra, The Haxan Cloak, Tom Odell, Tunng, Yannis Philippakis (Foals), and many others.
And thanks to the latest members, the campaign has reached 2000 signatures. There are BPI, The BRITs, The 1975, The xx, Kobalt Music Group, The Musicians’ Union, and Rough Trade Shops.
Stephen Godfroy, co-owner of Rough Trade Shops, told Music Week, about their involvement in the campaign:
“Increasing humankind’s odds of survival in the face of the growing climate crisis is the major calling of our time. If music’s worldwide audience can be made aware, can trigger unified political action, then the time to find our global voice is now. Music Declares Emergency succinctly focuses our working lives into a co-ordinated response – it’s time everyone signed up, it’s time we turned up the volume”.
Also, It’s not the first time that UK band The 1975 has been vocal about climate change. Indeed, they released a song with Greta Thunberg for their forthcoming album Notes On A Conditional Form, with proceeds from the sales of the track going to Extinction Rebellion.
MDE recently praised the track, describing it as “bold, brave move, and one that might be accused of being cynical had The 1975 not got such form in putting world events into music faster than their peers”.
The band also announced they are trying to minimise their environment impact by making eco-friendly merchandise.
MDE is organizing Labels Strike For Climate on September 20 with independent record labels striking in London’s Parliament Square.
They are also holding a meeting on September 30, at Grand Junction to determine future action, you can find out more details here.
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