Bull band

On Saturday May 30, Soundsphere (“the ultimate guide to alternative culture in the north of england and worldwide” in their own words) will hosting a gig featuring Bull (pictured above), Keroscene, Broken Skulls andBaby Tooth, with all proceeds going towards CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably. Read on for more details.

About CALM…

“CALM specifically aims to prevent male suicide in the UK. Suicide is the single biggest cause of death for men aged 20 – 45 in England and Wales. CALM aims to tackle this issue across different platforms by offering support, assistance and information to those who need it, as well as working to dismantle a culture whereby men feel under pressure to subscribe to unattainable standards, or feel unable to ask for help.”

About the gig…

Topping the bill for the event are York guitar-pop darlings Bull, supported by Londoners Keroscene, two-piece rock band Broken Skulls, and psych-grunge outfit Baby Tooth.

What proceeds raised by the fundraiser will go towards…

…helping to maintain CALM’s free helpline (which takes over 2,500 calls per month) and helping the charity to continue their engagement with local and national agencies to provide more effective and accessible mental health services.

A word from Estella Adeyeri of York band JUNK, the evening’s compere who will be introducing each act and discussing CALM’s objectives…

“It is hard to pinpoint the exact causes of the current high rates of male suicide. I think a huge part is the societal pressure exerted upon men to subscribe to narrow models of masculinity, where perhaps opening up and asking for help are not considered acceptable or ‘masculine’ behaviours. Knowing where to access support if you are contemplating suicide is of such key importance too, whilst knowing that you’re not alone or isolated in having these thoughts can make a huge difference. CALM have made so much progress in raising awareness and improving support strategies, and the more people who are aware of them and their work the better.”

A word from Tom Beer, lead singer of Bull…

“We can’t wait for this gig, I get the feeling it’s going to be a long sunny day and a long summer’s evening. It’s for a great cause, and we’re really looking forward to seeing the other bands on the bill. Basically it’s gonna be mint.”


The nitty gritty about the gig…

  • Bands: Bull, Keroscene, Broken Skulls and Baby Tooth
  • Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015.
  • Time: Doors are at 7.30pm, and the event will end at 11.30pm.
  • Cost: This will be a free entry event, with a suggested donation amount of £3.
  • Venue: Fulford Arms, 121 Fulford Road, YO10 4EX York.
  • Further information: Can be found on the Facebook event page.
  • Recommended behaviour: Go, give generously, have fun.

Soundsphere can be found online here: soundspheremag.com. They’re also on Facebook and tweet as @soundspheremag.

CALM can be found online here: thecalmzone.net. They’re also on Facebook and tweet as @theCALMzone.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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