The Lutras team up with a host of musicians including Carly Connor for the release of a charity Christmas single, ‘Give It Up For Christmas’.

With a focus on community spirit – and all proceeds split between the Music Venues Trust’s #saveourvenues campaign and Shelter – the band rallied more than 40 artists, also including Edinburgh’s Phoenix Choir for the release.

The track, recently written by the band, was remotely recorded at various venues across the country, and is available to download via Bandcamp or iTunes.

“Like the rest of the world, 2020 hasn’t been kind to us. It started off with so much purpose; big plans centred around tours, festivals and studio time. Of course, that all came crashing down with the Coronavirus,” the band explained.

“Give It Up For Christmas gave us some hope and a focus to recalibrate our own mental health. Hopefully lots of other people can take joy from the record too. But it’s not just about Christmas – people are losing their jobs, people are homeless, honest businesses are closing for good – this song is about supporting those that need it the most.”

The Dumfries-based quartet are also fundraising with a streamed stripped-back set at Lovers Lane Studios, taking place on Facebook and Instagram, from 7pm on Sunday December 20th.

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