Our new project is our most ambitious to date and underlines our core aim when it comes to social and political issues. The ‘Disarm Hate x Poetry’ project has seen us commission 16 of the world’s leading LGBTQ poets to respond to the ‘Disarm Hate‘ documentary. The resulting album will be released digitally on 12 June, which marks five years since the Orlando massacre.

The poems will be interspersed with interview excerpts from the documentary, which feature on Ralph Stevens’ soundtrack album. We’ve worked in partnership with Rugged Entertainment in LA to create this as an official response to the documentary and are immensely proud and honoured to have been given this opportunity.

The album, entitled ‘We Will Keep On‘, will also be released on 2LP gatefold vinyl later in the summer. Both the vinyl and digital release are available to pre-order here. And thanks to some funding from Arts Council England, we’re able to split the profits between Contigo Fund in Florida and Stonewall UK. It’s vital to us that as much of this project as possible goes back into the LGBTQ community.

Our 16 poets are: Afshan D’souza LodhiAndrés Nicolás OrdoricaAndrew McMillanAntonia Jade KingBuddy WakefieldDean AttaElla OtomewoEmanuel XavierJoelle TaylorKay Ulanday BarrettKeith Jarrettlisa luxxOli SpleenOllie O’NeillPatrizia Longhitano, and Reece Lyons.

The ‘Disarm Hate x Poetry’ project

We’ll be hosting some free virtual workshops with poets featured on the album and also inviting public submissions in both audio and written form. More information on these will be announced later this week. For now, you can read more about the project in my latest The State of The Arts column.

The Orlando massacre sent shockwaves through the LGBTQ community. We wanted this album to represent a cross-section of that community and to hopefully provide a valuable contribution to the dialogue. It’s a major landmark for LGBTQ people around the globe and we’re overwhelmed by our poets’ final pieces.

A huge thank you to everybody that’s helped to make this a reality. Stay tuned for more…

After being exclusively available on Bandcamp for a short while, our ‘Birds’ single and the four ‘LIVEwire x Lockdown’ singles are now available through all major digital stores and streaming platforms.

Obviously, we prefer you to use Bandcamp. But please feel free to share whichever links you like using the handy pages below! Huge thanks to everybody that’s supported the single so far. We’re immensely proud to have released them on our label. Stay tuned for more exciting news on the horizon…

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Last week, we announced our LIVEwire x Lockdown project. This has been months of hard work behind the scenes and it’s awesome to finally see it out in the world. The project culminated in last night online première event, followed by the four singles being released through our Bandcamp site today.


Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan delivered workshops for refugees and asylum seekers. She then collaborated with artist Alaa Alsaraji to create this stunning time-lapsed illustrated video.

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan ‘An Island of Sirens’

Saili Katebe delivered workshops for writers of colour. He then collaborated with movement practitioner Deepraj Singh to devise this beautiful piece, which was shot by Dan Martin and features music by David J Gledhill.

Saili Katebe ‘Inheritance’

Kirsty Taylor delivered workshops for care experienced young people. She then collaborated with music producer SOULS to create this awesome track, with a photograph by John Bolloten used for the video.

Kirsty Taylor ‘Go Safe [feat. SOULS]’

Sean Mahoney delivered workshops for boxers and boxing enthusiasts. He then collaborated with artist Sadie St. Hilaire who illustrated his photographs, and worked on the soundscape with producer Gabriel Jones.

Sean Mahoney ‘A Vulnerable Area’

The online première event was broadcast live on our Facebook page on Thursday 10 December and is available to stream back in full below. Huge thanks to Arts Council England for making this project possible and to everybody who’s supported it so far!

Nymphs & Thugs LIVEwire x Lockdown online première event

We’re immensely proud to have released ‘Birds‘ by Tongue Fu, which is a collaboration featuring Salena Godden, Vanessa Kisuule and Hollie McNish. This is a digital-only release, with 100% of the profits going to Black Minds Matter UK.

The track is part of a Tongue Fu project – produced by Chris Redmond – which was supported by Arts Council England’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Funds.

We commissioned Leeds-based artist Saifur Rehmaan Manzoor-Khan to create the illustration for the artwork, and Liz Counsell edited the video. If you’re interested in featuring us on a site or in a publication, the press release is here.

Tongue Fu ‘Birds’ official video

The single is priced at £5, with an option to pay more if you can afford to. It’ll remain exclusively on our Bandcamp site until the New Year, to maximise our revenue. The Bandcamp purchase includes a HD copy of the video and also a PDF booklet containing the lyrics and sleeve notes.

Tongue Fu ‘Birds’ on Nymphs & Thugs

Huge thank you to everybody that’s already supported the release. Black Minds Matter UK is an increasingly vital cause, so every retweet or share makes a difference and obviously every purchase means the world!

A group of artists and producers have come together to release a single supporting Black Minds Matter UK. ‘Birds’ is a collaboration between the renowned Tongue Fu collective and three leading poets: Salena Godden, Vanessa Kisuule, and Hollie McNish.

The single is available to purchase from our Bandcamp page and will remain exclusively on that site until the new year. 100% of all profits will be donated to Black Minds Matter UK.

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Episode 11 was broadcast on Soho Radio a day before the one-year anniversary of Roaring 20s Radio being created. It’s been an incredible journey so far and we’re hugely grateful to everybody who’s listened, shared and supported so far.

Roaring 20s Radio | Episode 11: Sign o’ the Times

If you missed the broadcast, you can stream the episode back in full as a podcast. It should be available in your regular podcast provider, but if not, you can find it on our Anchor.fm page.

Stay tuned for details of Episode 12 towards the end of November…

The time has finally arrived! Salena Godden‘s brand new release ‘The Lockdown EP’ is available to stream and download, with 50% of the profits being donated to NHS Charities.

Obviously our strong preference is that you buy it direct from our Bandcamp site, but this page has handy shortcuts to the release in all of the major digital providers, as well as our Bandcamp.

There’s more information on the release here, and you can watch the brand new video to lead poem ‘I Want to Be Your Wife’ below. Wherever you get it, we hope you enjoy!

Salena Godden ‘I Want to Be Your Wife’

As you’ll know, Salena Godden is releasing ‘The Lockdown EP‘ on Friday 8 May, which is available to pre-order via our Bandcamp site. Yesterday, we premiered the video for the title track ‘I Want to Be Your Wife’, which is another collaboration with Idle Work Factory.

Salena Godden ‘I Want to Be Your Wife’
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