Today Luckless shares a new track called "No Civil War", a stand-alone single available on a pay-what-you-like basis from Bandcamp with all proceeds going to MSF to help support them in their humanitarian efforts in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and all over the world. Read Ivy's own words below:
"I’ve been traveling around Europe for the past 6 months, singing my songs for anyone who will listen (and sometime to people who don’t). While I’ve been here, I’ve slowly been getting used to being so much closer to the world-changing events that we see on the news every day. I haven’t been able to get used to being so helpless in the face of so much pain and suffering so close to home.
I’ve watched some politicians do great things to help suffering and vulnerable people in the midst of the Syrian refugee crisis. And I’ve watched New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, minimise and deflect and avoid taking stepping up to help in this truly global humanitarian situation.
I feel insignificant and powerless in the face of atrocities and gross displays of inhumanity; I feel angry at the cold, unwelcoming faces of those who are in a position to help. This is my own small way of helping; I offer this new track, ’No Civil War’, as a Pay What You Want download. After the bombing of the Medecins Sans Frontieres Kunduz Trauma Centre, I decided that all the proceeds from the download of this track, ‘No Civil War’, will go to MSF to help support them in their humanitarian efforts in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and all over the world.
I hope that you’ll take the time to download this track, and give something: even small amounts help these incredible medical professionals do their selfless and lifesaving work despite corporate and governmental indifference and indecency. I hope also that you’ll help me to spread the word, so that more people can do the same.
To download ‘No Civil War’ and donate money to Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders, please visit https://luckless.bandcamp.com/track/no-civil-war
December 1st sees Luckless embark on a UK tour in support of the vinyl release of Vindication Blues on vinyl via Beautiful Strange. Full Dates:
1 December - The Vale Bar, Glasgow, UK
2 December - Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, UK
4 December - The Marwood Presents, Brighton, UK
6 December - Tower of Song, Birmingham, UK
7 December - The Prince Albert, Stroud, UK
8 December - Cheese & Grain, Frome, UK
9 December - The Beehive, Swindon, UK
11 December - Kino's Basement, Bristol, UK
12 December - The Harrison, London, UK
13 December - The Royal Oak, Bath, UK
Luckless is Ivy Rossiter, originally from New Zealand but currently splitting her time between London and Berlin. Vindication Blues is Luckless' second full length album and this is her first vinyl release. An album that draws inspiration from 90’s heroes PJ Harvey, Mark Lanegan and Sparklehorse, while reaching out to contemporary touchstones The Kills and Warpaint; the music is poised somewhere between the ethereal haze of indie folk and the propulsive drive of alt-rock, building on 2012’s self-titled debut, with a record of great emotional breadth and musical scope.
Vinyl is available to order now through Beautiful Strange