MUSIC NEWS: The Zipheads and Nosebleed Team Up With Joe Strummer Foundation To Release Covers Of The Clash
DIY punk bands The Zipheads and Nosebleed have teamed up with the Joe Strummer Foundation to each release a song from The Clash‘s back catalogue, raising money to provide opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.
The Zipheads have covered The Clash‘s 1980 reggae single Bankrobber, available to stream or purchase HERE.
“The Clash have always been my favourite band. All the different styles and influences that shape our sound – rockabilly, reggae, punk – we discovered all of that through The Clash,” explains guitarist/vocalist Ray Waters. “We recorded this as an Albert Lee – style upbeat country number, it seemed to work!! We’re all so proud to be working with Joe Strummer Foundation and hopefully this single can help them with the all good work that they do.”
Nosebleed have contributed with a cover of The Clash classic Train In Vain, available to stream or purchase HERE.
“Since I was small, I’ve always had The Clash in my life coz my dad has been into punk since it started,” bassist Ben Hannah reminisces. “We’re really proud to be helping the Joe Strummer Foundation and contributing to them bringing music into the lives of future generations. Joe Strummer and The Clash are so important to so many people – the diversity of the sounds and influences they brought into their music is inspirational.”
Both tracks are out now via Bomber Music, available to purchase via BandCamp HERE. All profits will be donated to the Joe Strummer Foundation.