Joff Oddie, the Wolf Alice co-founder and guitarist, has released his debut solo album To Mr Fahey.
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Wolfe Alice guitarist Joff Oddie releases debut solo album ‘To Mr Fahey’

Joff Oddie, the Wolf Alice co-founder and guitarist, has released his debut solo album To Mr Fahey.

The record, which arrives today on May 15, has been released through Dirty Hit records. To Mr Fahey is made up of a collection of folk instrumentals and has been named in tribute to the late guitarist John Fahey.

Oddie has also confirmed that proceeds from the sale of To Mr Fahey will be donated to the anti-poverty charity the Trussell Trust, an organisation that provides invaluable support to over 1200 food bank centres.

“Every single penny of profit from this record will be going the the Trussell Trust, a food bank charity, who at present give out over 1.33 million food parcels a year to those in need across the U.K. It is organisations, and the kind hearted individuals who make them up, who act as guiding light to us all in these dark and troubled times,” a statement confirms.

Speaking about the record, Oddie said: “The year is 2019 and after 11 brutal years of Tory austerity the country I love has given up on its social obligation to look after its most vulnerable members,” in a statement issued to Read Dork. “An estimated 4 million people now live in poverty, homelessness is up by 168% since 2010 and a broken economic system has meant that over 25% of benefit claimants are actually in work. Naturally, this album made up of covers of my favourite folk instrumentalists, will do little to redress these moral injustices.

“However, faced with a system that no longer cares it is imperative that we all do our bit. For this reason every single penny of profit from this record will be going to the Trussell Trust, a food bank charity, who at present give out over 1.33 million food parcels a year to those in need across the U.K. It is organisations like this, and the kind hearted individuals who make them up, that act as a guiding light to us all in these dark and troubled times.”

Stream the record, below.

 

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