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'Supergroup' Mongrel to give away CD for free

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Mar 2009 11:03 User comments (3)

'Supergroup' Mongrel to give away CD for free Following in the footsteps of Prince and other artists, the UK 'supergroup' Mongrel has announced that they will be giving away their debut album for free today in the Independent newspaper.
The band features Jon McClure of The Reverend And The Makers, Andy Nicholson and Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys, Drew McConnell of Babyshambles and the Poisonous Poets rapper Lowkey.

Says McClure: "As soon as the opportunity arose I was straight in there, because you know a lot of people are 'it's not about the money man' - but it obviously is for the majority of people. But sincerely it's not about money, especially not on the Mongrel project."

The band believes that giving away their debut for free will "help spread the ideas and messages of the band."

"There's an element of it that's musical experimentation and getting across political sentiments and spotlighting sectors of British music which are often ignored by the media," added McClure.

When justifying the band's choice to release the CD in the Independent, McClure concluded: "It's stance on the environment and on British foreign policy and various other things are kind of like my own. It squares with my ethics to do it with the Independent."

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3 user comments

17.3.2009 17:09
jony218
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Though I"m not in the habit of "looking a gift horse in the mouth", this smells kind of "fishy" to me. No one gives anything away for "free" especially musicians.

28.3.2009 8:26

Originally posted by jony218:
Though I"m not in the habit of "looking a gift horse in the mouth", this smells kind of "fishy" to me. No one gives anything away for "free" especially musicians.
Musicians don't mind giving stuff away (unless they are in metallica)

311.3.2009 5:45

When i first read this i though Mongrel who, just found something on youtube and seriously when you sound like they do, its no shock they are giving it away for free.

http://www.nme.com/news/mongrel/43171

haha they should have kept him locked up.

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