Category Archives: Charity

The Songs of The Singing Loins

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1966 And All That – Take 2!

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Medway Eyes Presents… the songs of Paul Weller

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January 18, 2015 · 1:31 pm

Coming in 2015…

Paul Weller Teaser

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October 25, 2014 · 1:55 pm

Charity Compilations ME1, 2, 3 & 4 Republished


Well, not so much republished as put into this convenient one stop shop of a blog entry.

You can now download all five of the charity compilations we’ve put out over the last five years. Simply click on any the album titles below to start a download. When you’re done, please click to donate to Young Minds UK.

ME1 (91mb)    ME2 (167mb)    ME3 (233mb)    ME4 (349mb)    ME5 (302mb)


If you’ve donated, thank you. If donating via the internet isn’t your thing then don’t worry, we’ll be setting up donations by text message shortly.

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ME5 is OUT! Download and Donate Here

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ME5 is OUT! Huge thanks to all those who have contributed tracks. This year’s album is our last, and all donations go directly to YoungMinds. Download. Enjoy. DONATE. Thank you.

Download HERE then donate HERE.

Be patient, as things will be busy initially. If you have trouble downloading then please try a bit later. if you’re still stuck, email us at and we’ll do our best to get back to you within a day or two.

You In There – Broderick & Barnes
What Was That Sound? (demo) – Theatre Royal
Pound and a Penny – The Flying Isaacs
Jah-rusalem – The Objectors
Budd – Bear Vs Manero
Be Mine, Or Seven – DarkTrain
Ann Hedonia (live) – The Galileo 7
Strawwelpeter (demo) – Blind Maharishi
Benetton Models – That Massive Bereavement
Candle And A Song – Didi Bergman
Feeding The Flames – Crow Lane
Danza De La Muerte (demo) – Marf Salvador
Flamenca – Wildfowl
The Get Out – Stuart Turner & The Flat Earth Society
Raise Your Flag And Make Your Children Dumb – Broken Banjo
Ghosts – The Furry Love Lickers
Aqueducts – Frau Pouch
Gone – The Only Sun
Gymnastics – Natalie Evans
The Hag – Wolfgang Riot
In The Summer – View From The Skyline
Another Time – Ferocious Lopez
Sometimes – Jim Neill
Under My Skin – Joe
King Of Bradford – The Shagmonroes
The Moment – Philtrum
Disappear – Reavsey & Marling
Fishy Tales – Arfur
The Middle Of The Day – Bob Collins & The Full Nelson
Hatty Days – Rokoko
Little Man – One Eleven Edmund
Pond of Love – Glenn Barnes
Weep Willow Weep – Black Lion Courtiers
Mesa – Electron Forest
The Next New Thing – 3D
Shotgun Brain Interface – Balance Lost
Ballerina – Unlucky Fried Kitten
Alligators – Gggn ft Brmn
OCD – Punching Swans
Atlantis – The Flowing
Ordinary Day – Groovy Uncle ft. Suzi Chunk
Promises, Promises – Ben Jones & The Rifle Volunteers
Pick Yourself Up – Swampstomper
Somewhere Waiting – The Love Family
These Guilty Men – These Guilty Men
Coagula – Luna Lacuna
Under Me – Spindly Killers
The Barest Minimum – Pity Party
Wrong Side Of The River – John Forrester
Young Meteors – Future Echoes
Zombie Midwife Afterbirth Squad – Kill Rpnzl
The Big Meg – Z Stacks
Paranoia And Cats – Kofalli Ragdoll
Roman Horses (live radio)- Upcdownc
Alien – The Singing Loins
Lay Down With Me (Bootleg) – Crybaby Special
The Night Had No Terrors For Us – Hand Of Stabs
Thanks To The Latter – My Sick Mind and Chris Austin

ME5 is dedicated to Chris Austin.



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ME5 Launch Line Up Confirmed for 29th/30th November

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The weekend of the 29th and 30th November promises to be a good one. The ME5 album (our fifth annual download compilation of Medway music) is in the can and ready for digital release at midnight on Friday 29th November, all 58 tracks of it, and the Just Giving page for donations to Young Minds is under construction. For reasons we’ll come to in a minute, we thought a five year run was worth celebrating with a more than one event, so think of the weekend as a mini-festival.

On Friday 29th November you will have two choices: You can come to the Nag’s Head in Rochester to see Broken Banjo, The Flying Isaacs and The Flowing, or you can go to St Mary’s Social Club in Gillingham to hear acoustic sets by Theatre Royal and Wildfowl plus some open mic performances.

On Saturday 30th we’ll be at the Barge in Gillingham for performances by Balance Lost, Natalie Evans and Chris ‘Arfur’ Allen for a gig that will serve not only as an after launch party for the ME5 album, but also as a ‘goodnight and thank you’ from Medway Eyes. Not only will ME5 be the last album we put out, this will also be the last ever Medway Eyes event. We’ve achieved a lot along the way, but five years is a long enough run for a good idea and it’s time to pursue other things.

So come along. It’ll be fun :0)

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ME5: 29:11:13


As you probably know, we like to put out a compilation album each year. The aim is simple – to promote local music hard whilst doing what we can for a good cause. This year we’re doing it again. We’ll be releasing ME5 as a free download only album, but you’ll be encouraged to donate to our nominated charity when you download. This year that charity is Young Minds. We’ll be releasing the album at midnight on Friday 29th November and staging three gigs over that weekend to mark the album’s release, but more about that later.

We would love it if as many bands and artists as possible from in and around Medway could contribute a track. All you need to do is send an mp3 at 192Kbps to us at, properly tagged. When you do this, it will be assumed that you have full rights to the music. Medway Eyes will not be liable for any unlawful distribution. That’s it. So, whether it’s a track from your last album, a bedroom demo, an outtake or a live recording, we’d love you to share with us and help us spread the word and do good. Of course, it promotes you too.

All submissions need to be with us by no later than midnight on Saturday 9th November, and we reserve the right to refuse submissions if they are technically flawed, if we think there may be copyright issues, or if … and we know this is subjective — we don’t think you’ve checked any of our last four albums and thought about whether your submission would be in kindred company. Oh, and try not to send us songs with the the word “fuck” in. We want the Flanders family to donate.

We’re not writing to individuals this time because we can’t get the staff, so please spread the word.

Thank you.


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Come On Pixies

Come On Pixies 11th May

We’ll be back at the Barge in May.  More news later…

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ME4: Charity Update

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We thought you’d like to know that ME4 has raised nearly £500 for Holding On Letting Go since it was released at the end of October (nearly £600 if you count the Gift Aid). This is a fantastic amount and we thank everyone who has donated so far. Sadly, one disappointing statistic that leaps out is that less than 10% of those who have downloaded the album have donated. We appreciate that many of those will be artists who have contributed to ME4 in other ways, and we’re very grateful to them. Plus the album was always ostensibly free, and donations entirely voluntary. We know that.


We think it’s just possible that some of you have downloaded and forgotten to go back and donate. That’s fine. The Just Giving page is still open and you can donate HERE. It also occurs to us that some people might be unable or reluctant to donate online, and we think we have a solution to that.

You can now donate via text message. It’s really easy. You can choose to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. All you have to do is send a text to 70070 with the code EYES61 and the amount you want to donate, for example ‘EYES61 £2‘. That’s all there is to it. You’ll get a text receipt and the opportunity claim Gift Aid. Job done.

Holding On Letting Go is a Medway charity that helps kids between 6 and 16 to cope with bereavement.

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