Alternative music publication Soundsphere magazine is teaming up with the charity CALM to bring a stellar line-up of bands to the Fulford Arms this summer.
CALM specifically aims to prevent male suicide in the UK. Suicide is the single biggest cause of death for men aged 20 – 45 in England and Wales. CALM aims to tackle this issue across different platforms by offering support, assistance and information to those who need it, as well as working to dismantle a culture whereby men feel under pressure to subscribe to unattainable standards, or feel unable to ask for help.
Topping the bill for the event are York guitar-pop darlings Bull, supported by Londoners Keroscene, two-piece rock band Broken Skulls, and psych-grunge outfit Baby Tooth. Proceeds raised by the fundraiser will help to maintain CALM’s free helpline (which takes over 2,500 calls per month), and will help the charity to continue their engagement with local and national agencies to provide more effective and accessible mental health services.
Estella Adeyeri of York band JUNK. will represent Soundsphere magazine for the evening, introducing each act and discussing CALM’s objectives. She said: “It is hard to pinpoint the exact causes of the current high rates of male suicide. I think a huge part is the societal pressure exerted upon men to subscribe to narrow models of masculinity, where perhaps opening up and asking for help are not considered acceptable or ‘masculine’ behaviours. Knowing where to access support if you are contemplating suicide is of such key importance too, whilst knowing that you’re not alone or isolated in having these thoughts can make a huge difference. CALM have made so much progress in raising awareness and improving support strategies, and the more people who are aware of them and their work the better.”
Tom Beer, lead singer of Bull, says: “We can’t wait for this gig, I get the feeling it’s going to be a long sunny day and a long summer’s evening. It’s for a great cause, and we’re really looking forward to seeing the other bands on the bill. Basically it’s gonna be mint.”
Soundsphere magazine in association with CALM presents: Bull, Keroscene, Broken Skulls and Baby Tooth will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Doors are at 7.30pm, and the event will end at 11.30pm.
This will be a free entry event, with a suggested donation amount of £3.
Further information can be found on the event page here.
Bull – Green
Keroscene – Cotton Candy
Broken Skulls – Devil in Disguise
Baby Tooth – Pins & Needles