Communion, the London-based musician/fan collective responsible for some of the most talked about club nights in London, Leeds and Brighton, are to spread their wings in early 2010 with the release of a unique compilation featuring a host of previously unrecorded songs and exclusive one-off collaborations.
‘Communion: The Compilation’ will be released on the 1st March 2010 and features unheard tracks from the likes of Johnny Flynn, Mumford & Sons, Peggy Sue, Alessi’s Ark, Jeremy Warmsley, Alan Pownall, Matthew & The Atlas and many more.
Listen to our Exclusive Communion Compilation Mix featuring tracks from this great release. Click here to listen
Communion Compilation Track Listing
Johnny Flynn – In The Honour Of Industry
Jay Jay Pistolet – Vintage Red
Marcus Foster – Circle In A Square
Stokes, William feat. Marcus Mumford – Zion
Pete Roe – Bellina
Broadcast 2000 – That Sinking Feeling
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – More Than Letters
Jeremy Warmsley – How We Became
Brendan Campbell – Maudlin Reverie
Alessi’s Ark – Hands In The Sink
Mumford and Sons – Sister
Matthew and the Atlas – Deadwood
Alan Pownall – Take Me
Elena Tonra – Peter
Beans On Toast – Things To Do Before You’re Thirty
Kurran and the Wolfnotes – Pounding
Peggy Sue – February Snow
Andrew Davie – Lie Down In The Blood
Rachel Sermanni – My Friend Fire
Jesse Quin and the Mets – The Sculptor and the Stone
Matt Corby – Light Home
Communion: The Compilation is released on the 1st March 2010 and will be available to buy as a double gatefold vinyl from Rough Trade, London, Resident and Rounder in Brighton, and Jumbo and Crash in Leeds. You can also pre-order the compilation by going to the Communion’s website:
Each vinyl purchase comes with a unique digital download code.
Born out of a simple desire to provide a platform for the artists who have frequented their burgeoning club nights through the years, Communion Records’ first-ever compilation is a 21-strong set of songs showcasing some of the most unique artists in the UK.
Communion’s Kevin Jones says:
“We always wanted to document what was happening on the London folk scene and champion newer artists alongside more established ones. What’s fascinating is you can hear the influence of artists such as Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale and Mumford & Sons filtering down into the newer artists and also cross referencing each other along the way. There really is a new music movement happening in London and further afield, and having seen so many of these acts play Communion over the years it’s an honour to be responsible for putting some of the pieces of the puzzle together”
The History of Communion
Communion was born in the summer of 2006 at Notting Hill Arts Club. Founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons), Kevin Jones (Cherbourg, Marcus Foster) and producer Ian Grimble, it grew into a community of musicians, industry and fans alike, and provided a platform for the newest bands on London’s circuit. The night has seen the likes of Noah and the Whale, Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons, JJ Pistolet and Peggy Sue grace the stage and has become closely associated with the nu-folk movement in the capital. As well as this, it helped spawn the careers of artists such as Esser, The Holloways and Example, in keeping with the eclectic ethos that Communion has come to stand for.
In 2009 after regular sell out nights, Communion was asked to be on the committee for the Camden Crawl and launched a sister night in Brighton, first at the Hanbury Ballrooms and then at The Albert. There are now also club nights at The Adelphi in Leeds and Sydney, Australia which will be launched by Mumford and Sons on their upcoming tour.
We hope to have tracks on our Frukie playlist very soon prior to release in March to whet your appetite.
Portraiture w/Peggy Sue & Alessi’s Ark
Mumford & Sons / Gentlemen of the Road
Johnny Flynn director’s cut