The Warren Youth Project launches Phase 2 of Three Minute Heroes

The Warren Youth Project is proud to announce a major new phase of Three Minute Heroes – the mental health and music initiative that gives young people a voice to express the worries and concerns of their generation through an album of powerful music written by young people and recorded by bands and musicians from our region. The first single, and video by Joe Russell-Brown will be released on Friday, November 8.

Over six months, The Warren’s THREE MINUTE HEROES team of tutors and counsellors has supported more than 70 young people of Withernsea High School in East Yorkshire to express themselves through creative writing with the help of Warren tutors, staff and counsellors. Their writings were then anonymised and passed to bands and solo artists to turn into powerful impactful songs.

Withernsea High School took the bold step of embedding Three Minute Heroes in the school’s day/curriculum – an ambitious forward-thinking step in terms of supporting young people who are struggling.

To-date 12 new songs have been created and recorded and will be released over the coming weeks and months beginning with three music videos – with a full worldwide digital album release of THREE MINUTE HEROES through Warren Records in January 2020 as part of a live event celebration for the young people who took part (featuring many of the bands who will be playing the songs they created from young people’s writings). The project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

JJ Tatten, Manager of The Warren Youth Project, said: “Three Minute Heroes gives young people a powerful authentic voice to express what is bothering them and gives adults a new way to hear them. It is entirely the words of young people. Working with Withernsea High to make Three Minute Heroes part of their curriculum was a hugely impactful experience.”

Mark Crofts, Headteacher at Withernsea, and manager of the Warren’s Counselling Service said: “Three Minute Heroes is doing the right thing in exactly the right way. We’ve seen massive changes in our young people who took part. They’ve come such a long way in terms of building their confidence. I can’t think of a quicker way than Three Minute Heroes for getting the support that is needed, in a manner which is exciting and engaging to so many students in such a short period of time. What really struck me was the number of students who came to me and asked if we could do it again.”

Former Project Lead (and lead singer of Hull Band LIFE) Mez Green said: “The words created by the young people of Withernsea High are raw, honest and breathtaking and the new album is a body of work that is fresh, energetic and exciting”

The plan now is to roll Three Minute Heroes out to all schools in Hull who are willing to follow Withernsea’s lead and embed the project in their school day.

For more information visit: http://threeminuteheroes.com

Three Minute Heroes is Back!

We are thrilled to announce – on #MentalHealthAwarenessDay – the new phase of Three Minute Heroes – a powerful project that gives an authentic voice to young people and gives adults a new way to hear them.Over the coming weeks you will hear incredibly moving lyrics written by young people and put to amazing music by local bands and musicians.You’ll see impactful music videos and in January you will see the release of the new Three Minute Heroes album in all its glory.#HearMeOut

Posted by Three Minute Heroes on Thursday, 10 October 2019

Alice Clayton announces ‘Now Is Not Your Time To Speak’ in collaboration with Warren Records and Make Noise

Touching upon themes of politics, feminism and personal wellbeing Alice Clayton presents her first body of work in collaboration with Make Noise and Warren Records, released worldwide October 2019.

Alice’s songs delve into the problems we face as a society, urging people to listen closely to her intricate lyrics. The Baritone Ukulele provides a unique tone and depth in the background, as she captures the audience with her powerful voice.

Alice has been a regular on the Hull music scene for some years now, having played numerous times at festivals such as Humber St Sesh, Freedom Festival and Festival 8. She has done sessions for BBC Introducing Humberside and also gigs frequently in Hull and Leeds.

The record will be released on the October 18, with a celebration and intimate full band performance on 16th November at Zoo, on Newland Avenue, Hull.

https://aliceclayton.bandcamp.com/

Listen to the explosive new NEWMEDS single, ‘Nobody’s Fool’ now

Hull alternative rockers NEWMEDS return with new single, ‘Nobody’s Fool’, out on September 27 via Man Demolish Records.

With their hometown of Hull recently crowned UK City of Culture, and the local arts scene significantly benefiting from the economic boost and international spotlight afforded to it, NEWMEDS are a fine example of the homegrown talent that’s chomping at the bit to break out of the north of England.

Comprised of veteran members of long-established and respected names from the heavy music scene including Winterfylleth, Drowners, The Colour Line and Outspoken Silence, the newly minted four piece are wasting no time planting their flag with their abrasive, high-energy punk’n’roll evoking the likes of The Bronx, Cancer Bats, Gallows and Comeback Kid.

The quartet have a genre-bending no-limits philosophy to their music, where any sound or style goes as far as the writing process is concerned. Elements of black metal, pop punk, emo and even psychedelia edge into their finely crafted and slickly produced brand of punk rock.

Stream the beautiful new track from Waste Of Paint here

Unflinching lyrics, nourished by colours which dance in the spaces between the hooks and highs. Innovative & Intelligent neo-indie-pop with brutal, heart breaking honesty.

This is Waste Of Paint…

“I had to let go and ‘break down’ in front of the camera…I had to bare my soul, I had to cry. And I did…a lot. It was the only way i could do justice to the words that had poured out of me when writing the song. I had to tell my truth.” 

The track is out today via The New Anonymous record label.