Rock N Roll outfit Shader are set to release a cover of the Simple Minds classic Don’t You (Forget About Me) this Friday - in support of both The Music Venue Trust and #WeMakeEvents. All proceeds from the single will be donated to the two causes.
The release has received support from Steve Schiff who co-wrote the song for the soundtrack to favourite 1980’s film The Breakfast Club.
Shader frontman Stu:
“After recording ‘Don't You’ in isolation during the 1st COVID lockdown, we posted it as an isolation cover on our social media and got a great response. The author Brett Easton Ellis picked up on it and gave us a ReTweet.
Though both the band and the label aren’t keen on releasing cover versions as such, 42’s Records suggested that, as a band that depends on grassroots music venues and events crew, the title would fit perfectly as a digital single to support and raise awareness of the #WeMakeEvents and #SaveOurVenues campaigns.
Music venues have been closed for 9 months; many have had no financial support.
There’s an army of highly skilled crew; roadies, sound and light technicians, bar staff etc who have had no work and no real support for that period.
Anyone into music, bands and gigs should know this is critical and we can’t afford to lose these venues, which provide a starting point for new bands, or the skilled professionals that
make gigs happen.
We spoke to people at the #WeMake Events and The Music Venue Trust and they were delighted to have us supporting them
42’s also got in touch with Steve Schiff, co-writer of the song and we have his blessing too - I talk to him regularly now and we discuss songwriting ideas, plus he has a wealth of experience and it’s great to hear his stories”
We have had an exclusive preview of the single here at Our Sound and we are suitably impressed. Released this Friday.