Louise Connell releases a new EP, ‘For Christmas’.

Available via Bandcamp, there are four tracks in total including ‘Shrapnel’, as well as an acoustic version of the lead track.

It’s the first new material from the Lanarkshire singer since the double album ‘Squall Echo and Rale‘ – itself her first studio long-player since ‘retiring’ her Reverieme pseudonym.

All proceeds from sales, downloads and streams of the new EP will go to The Trussell Trust – the aim of the release being “to highlight the work across the UK of and to raise desperately needed funds for our local food bank,” Connell says of the campaign behind the release.

“There are 33 food banks in our local region alone,” the Airdrie-based musician continues, “which is a dreadful state of affairs, and they are struggling.”

The EP is available on streaming services but as the singer points out it would take 300 streams to raise the 99 pence that a download would cost. “Even better, buy a CD of the EP from us directly at Bandcamp,” she adds.

Musicians on the recordings – who due to the charitable nature of the release all gave their services for free – include Stuart MacLeod on guitars and percussion, drummer Sam Waller, backing vocals from Caitlin MacLeod, and a brass quartet comprising John Wallace (cornet), Fergus Kerr (tenor horn), Adam Doucherty (euphonium), and Tony George (tuba).

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