A posse of artists have donated tracks which form a compilation album whose proceeds will go toward keeping open the studio in which they were recorded.

Ten acts from around the Glasgow area have formed the Corner Collective – all regulars at
The Space on London Road in the city’s East End.

“We wanted to catch a snapshot of the music that goes on in our little corner, and also raise funds to help The Space keep going through the coronavirus and beyond,” explained Ross McCrae, formerly of How to Swim and the Second Hand Marching Band.

The trombonist now plays with both Big Hogg and Semispecific Ensemble, and describes The Space as “part community arts space, parts pay-what-you-can/decide cafe, parts music and arts venue.

“The Space exists to help – to help the local East End community, and to help provide accessible events, workshops and spaces to all,” he adds.

Also featured on the release are Dear Tenement, Hank Tree, Human Pyramids, Jim McAteer, Roi Carmeli, Ryan and the Limbs, Sprog Rock and Taupe.

In keeping with the pay-what-you-can philosophy, there’s no minimum donation, but as the organisers say, “please dig deep if you can!” 100% of takings (after VAT, Paypal and Bandcamp fees) will go to People Without Labels, the charity that run the Space. (Charity No. SC047196).

More at thespacescotland.org.