This video represents all the places past and present that are instrumental in why we got to do this. I think I’ve been going to nightclubs since I was 16, buying records from 15 and tape packs from 14 all housed and cultivated in places either in this video or not too far. It’s a stark reminder at how hard it can be to keep these places going particularly now - so massive props to the people involved in working to keep that dream alive. It can’t be ignored to see just how many of these places fell. It’s hard not to correlate that to the political landscape and how the value of independent music is weighed up by these people even before a pandemic.
Thank you to everyone who submitted venues to include in this. By no means an exhaustive list of the places that need help. Please consider supporting the Save Our Venues campaign.