"Delete U2 and fit this on a playlist instead."
The Sunday Herald
Bar Bloc are delighted to announce the release the last of their four compilation CDs via their Bloc+Music label, available to buy now via Bandcamp. This final instalment sees them team up with the TYCI collective, collaborating with them to curate a femme-centric compilation album featuring tracks from Tuff Love, Ruby, and Patricia Panther.
TYCI is a collective run by women who care and want to make a difference. Run by a handful of artists, musicians, bloggers, writers and producers in Glasgow, TYCI is a website, zine, radio show, podcast and live event series promoting all things femme, with contributors now based across the world.
A stream of the compilation premiered on The Quietus, and you can also stream the album in full from the Bloc+Music BandCamp page.
The compilation is the culmination of the venue hosting some of the best up-and-coming artists in Scotland and beyond, and is the perfect showcase for a venue and label that has been renowned for cultivating grass roots art in Scotland. Bloc was recently nominated for an Unsung Hero Award at the Scottish License Trade Awards due to its initiatives to help the wider musical community in Scotland as well as deserving social causes. Indeed, Bloc have helped local bands by subsidising a touring van which is loaned to musicians at cost price (non-profit) enabling bands to tour and perform their art on a financially sustainable basis. As well as this, their label Bloc+Music is run on a non-profit basis to allow Scottish musicians to release their music without having to kowtow to the practices and pressures of major labels. This has seen the likes of So Many Animal Calls, Campfires In Winter and Felix Champion thrive and allowed them to progress their musical career at their own pace and in their own image.
Bloc’s DIY ethic is worn firmly on their chest and has aided not just the music community but the creative sector in Scotland in general with the backing of DIY label StruggleTown as well as Hay Man!, TYCI and Ment1 He1th, all of which carry the work of young Scottish artists and authors who have been instrumental in highlighting political and social issues to the wider Scottish community.
Bloc+TYCI Ensemble Vol.2 Part 4 is available to buy digitally via the Bloc+Music BandCamp page.