Brighton folk-rockers Levellers are releasing a five track anti-war EP on 5th May featuring a new recording with special guests, of ‘The Recruiting Sergeant’. The original version, which is an anti-war song not an anti soldier song, features on their 10th studio album ‘Static on the Airwaves’ which was released to critical acclaim in 2012.
The new recording of ‘The Recruiting Sergeant’ features traditional English folk singers The Copper Family, plus Shona Kipling and Dan Walsh and was mixed by Matt Lawrence (Mumford & Sons, Grinderman, Emile Sande, Bat For Lashes).
The EP also has 3 other anti-war Levellers tracks – ‘Another Man’s Cause’, ‘Not In My Name’ and ‘Barrel of The Gun’ plus the original album version of Recruiting Sergeant. All profits from the release of the War Child version of The Recruiting Sergeant will be donated to War Child, the charity for children affected by war and set up to protect children living in the world’s most dangerous war zones.
Levellers celebrate 25 years in the ‘business’ in 2013 and are playing a number of dates in the UK and Europe in May and June plus other festival appearances in the summer including at the Isle of Wight Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and a headline slot at Dorset’s Camp Bestival.
You can now pre-order the EP here on iTunes.