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Green Light Go! Available From 4th July
Japan relief single from The Vulz
Posted Jun 30, 2011 by Chris White
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In aid of the tragic events that occurred in Japan on 11th March this year, London-based band The Vulz have released a motor racing inspired single, called ‘Green Light Go!’ which will be available for download from 4th July.
The band was formed out of the demise of the Free State Prophets in 2010. Vocalist and guitarist Barry Charman has been reunited with drummer Clay Cook, and the band have been working towards releasing their debut album, which is pencilled in for early 2012.
The band has a grunge/punk rock sound, and Cook especially has a passion for motor racing, which is what inspired them to work on the single. Then the tragic events in Japan occurred in March, and the guys announced that their first single would be used to raise money for the Peace Winds Japan Relief and Recovery Fund.
The track was recorded in London in May this year, with Andy Symes on the bass and Nathan Zefara on lead guitar, and providing the mixing and mastering. The band has also added bassist Fil Ross to the full-time line-up.
Drummer Clay Cook said “After seeing the devastation and destruction, along with the nuclear threat, we felt compelled to try and make a difference. Personally, I have had a love affair with motor sport for as long as I can remember, Formula 1, Rally, Le Mans, MotoGP etc. It never mattered to me. If it had an engine and raced against someone else, I would watch and support.
“With that in mind and after hearing ‘Green Light GO!’ I asked Barry if we could use it for a charity single. I felt the song was definitely good enough to be embraced by motor sport fans the world over. Not only for its power and raw energy but also for its lyrics which are very life orientated and motivational. If we as race fans around the globe support this project and buy this song, we can help the people of Japan rebuild their lives and their country. I am sure I am not the only one thankful for the memories.
“To me, ‘Green Light GO!’ isn’t just a song, it is inspirational and that can only be a good thing. It can make a difference, it can inspire us all and it can help change lives.”
The Vulz have chosen Peace Winds America as their beneficiary from any sales, who, along with the founding organisation Peace Winds Japan, are working together to bring relief to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
If you would like to donate to the appeal, visit www.peace-winds.org or www.peacewindsamerica.org, or download the single from Monday 4th July.
More information can be found on The Vulz Facebook and Twitter sites.