The new London / Essex hardcore quartet have released their demo One In Four via BandCamp, with a message that trancends genre.
You can stream the new 4-track demo below:
About the release, the band stated the following:
"1 in 4 people in the UK suffer with a mental illness ever year, 13th of February marked the anniversary of our friend Emily who passed away due to this cruel illness. We hope this record can help anyone through their struggle.
We believe that this music can influence lives positively as a form of release and freedom and this is why we started Mind."
Mental health and the way it's handled in music is something very important to me, and back in 2015 I put together the Some Kind Of Fix compilation. I managed to call on bands like Title Fight, Superheaven, Basement, Moose Blood and many, many more to contribute a song.
I shared stories on the topic with almost every band I spoke to and it was astounding to me how many people have been negatively effected by the way society treats mental health and I slowly discovered some of my favourite bands and songs were built on that very topic. There's nothing quite like that to make you realise you're not alone.
You can't download the compilation anymore, instead I suggest all donations go straight to a mental health charity of your choosing, but you can still stream the full 45 tracks below. I'd also recommended checking out Heads Above The Waves, who helped with the release of the compilation.
So, that should explain why Close to Home is covering hardcore for the first time. Mind have only had music available less than a month and they're already proof that we can break genre-boundaries down in music and all find common ground and spread a positive message.
You can follow Mind on Facebook here.