by / July 27th, 2012 /

Listen to VerseChorusVerse’s punk covers EP

While we await his Ian Archer produced debut album, VerseChorusVerse is releasing Six Songs, a EP of covers of his favourite punk songs. “Punk rock. Alternative music, or whatever else you want to call it”, says Tony Wright, “has long been my refuge. I decided to take some of the songs that had help shape me musically, and re-imagine them into a manner in which the production was stripped to some guitars, vocals, harmonica, handclaps and, most importantly, the sentiment. Because THAT is what folk and punk share.”

The EP is available to download from Bandcamp for as little as 50p and proceeds will go to First Fortnight and Action Cancer, an organisation close to Tony’s heart as he explains. “Action Cancer (Coleraine) was an organisation my mother, who started me out on this path in every single way, was Chairperson of for a few years before she lost her own battle with cancer 12 years ago today, on the 25th July. She was diagnosed on one of their mobile units. I miss her dearly and thank her every day for the gifts she bestowed upon me and the things she taught me.”