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Celebrating the first birthday of Torch Songs

Sunday November 19 was International Men’s Day. It also marked one year since we launched Torch Songs and, yeah it was bloody freezing, but we used it as an excuse to take over Soho’s Newburgh Street for a Torch Songs Street Party.

Photo by Nathalie Coeln

With support from new clothing brand M.C.Overalls, whose flagship store is at 14 Newburgh Street, the event included stripped back, busk-style performances from artists including Gengahr, Isaac Gracie and Lewis Watson.

In addition, the Newburgh Street shop windows exhibited the amazing Torch Songs artwork as shot by renowned rock photographer, Andy Earl.

Torch Songs launched in November 2016 to bring together music lovers and top artists in celebrating the power of music to lift us out of life’s low points. Artists including Elbow, Years & Years, The Vaccines and Enter Shikari have released exclusive versions of songs that have inspired them, and music fans have shared their own Torch Songs at festivals, events and online. Check out some of the releases below.

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