With just over a month left for the national marriage equality postal survey - and only a little over half of the ballots returned to the Australian Bureau Of Statistics - some of the nation's best labels and musicians are uniting for a subscription mixtape that will show their support for the LGBTQI+ community.
Subscribers to the Thirty Days Of Yes Bandcamp page will recieve tracks daily from artists involved with the project, including the likes of Beaches, Body Type, Cub Sport, Courtney Barnett, DARTS, Fortunes, Hockey Dad, Jen Cloher, Jess Ribeiro, Laura Jean, Leah Senior, Lucianblomkamp, Marcus Whale, Oisima, Shining Bird, Sui Zhen, The Murlocs, Terry, Two Steps On The Water and more.
Featuring artwork by Steph Hughes, all profits from sales of the mixtape will be going to LGBTQI+ youth organisations Minus18 and Twenty10. The first single from the project is 'It's Time' - a previously unreleased song by Melbourne alt-pop group Twerps, recorded during the creation of their 2015 album Range Anxiety. According to songwriter and ex-bassist Rick Milovanovic, 'It's Time' was written back in 2013, when Tony 'Party Like Its 1648' Abbott was Prime Minister.
"The song was a reminder to him and his party that they would not be speaking on behalf of all straight Australians," Milovanovic said in a statement. "Most importantly, it was also a message of support to the LGBTQI+ community that a lot of straight Australians would be right by their side in the fight for equality in this country."
Thirty Days Of Yes has been made possible with the support of labels like 37 Adventures, Aarght Records, Barely Dressed, Chapter Music, Farmer & The Owl, Flightless, Future Classic, Good Manners, Inertia Music, Milk! Records, [PIAS], Remote Control Records, Rice Is Nice Records and Spunk Records - to name a few.
Show your support for marriage equality and cop some great new music by heading to the official Bandcamp page.