by / August 4th, 2009 /

Arctic Monkeys release new single through Oxfam shops

Arctic Monkeys have announced that the 7″ version of new single ‘Crying Lightning’ will be available in Ireland through selected branches of Oxfam, with proceeds going to help the charity’s lifesaving work in east, central and southern Africa. The limited edition will go on sale on August 14th, priced €3.99 and includes a download code allowing fans to get an MP3 version of the songs for free.

Domino Records and the band are also calling on music fans to bring in any unwanted albums or singles to their local Oxfam shop when they pick up their copy of the single, to help Oxfam keep turning yesterday’s hits into vital funds for years to come. Laurence Bell, founder of Domino, said: ‘Oxfam is a institution and it’s a delight to be working together on this project. There are 48 Oxfam shops in Ireland, many of them in high streets that once housed a record shop, so as well as raising some money for a great cause we are able to get vinyl back onto the nation’s high streets, which feels good. We encourage all customers to bring something of value to donate to the store when they come down to buy the new Arctic Monkeys single.’

The single will be available from Oxfam Ireland shops in Cork, Ennis, Galway and Oxfam Books on Parliament Street, Rathmines and South King Street in Dublin, as well as a limited number if independent record stores. The single comes backed with a cover of Nick Cave’s -Red Right Hand’.