Viola Beach // Swings & Waterslides

violabeachTragic doesn’t cover it – it’s as close as we humans get to trying to articulate our sadness at the loss of young Warrington band Viola Beach and their manager, Craig Tarry, but a situation like this only exposes how inadequate words can be.

Which is often why people turn to music to explain themselves – something that Viola Beach did incredibly well, and ‘Swings & Waterslides’ is the perfect example of their warm, vivacious sound; it’s the perfect choice to push to #1 in a show of support for them and their families, to make sure their music isn’t forgotten, and ultimately to do something more real than just words. In an effort spearheaded by their friends and family, that’s exactly what’s happening, and you can get hold of it via iTunes here.

Communion have also pledged for all proceeds from their recent single ‘Boys that Sing’ to go to the band’s families – you can buy the 7″ here.

Viola Beach – Jack Dakin, Kris Leonard, Tomas Lowe, River Reeves, and their manager Craig Tarry.