Not-for-profit label Last Night From Glasgow have launched ‘The Isolation Sessions’ – a compilation featuring much of its roster, and intended to raise funds for Glasgow venues and record shops affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.
Among the acts contributing to the double album – available on vinyl, CD and digital download – are Carla J Easton, Close Lobsters, Gracious Losers, Sister John, L-space, The Martial Arts, The Muldoons, Life Model, Mt. Doubt, and Vulture Party.
The process is simple, but requiring the artists to record, at home, versions of tracks by other LNFG acts. So as well as Bis (below) and Slime City trading versions of ‘Kandy Pop’ and ‘Dial-Up Internet Is The Purest Internet’ we also get Cloth covering Annie Booth, and Lola in Slacks taking on Broken Chanter.
Speaking about the project, label founder Ian Smith said: “It is clear to us that our valued venues will struggle during the lockdown. So to ensure they are still here for us when we can leave our homes, we have decided to help.”
Mixed By Chris Smith and mastered by Paul McGeechan (of Love & Money / Starless), the album also includes tracks by Sister John, Nicol & Elliott, Zoe Bestel, Medicine Men, Deer Leader, Foundlings; Andre Salvador and Lemon Drink.
All money raised by sales of the compilation will be donated to the venues affected by the recent cancellations of the label’s gigs. All production costs will also be borne by LNFG and the label will be donating 10% of its income from the remainder of the year to the same venues as well.
First launched on the 17th March, the project has already raised £6000, and is now the label store’s biggest selling LP ever.
The compilation can be ordered from the Last Night From Glasgow website.