Monuments to release single as a fundraiser
Monuments will be selling the previously unreleased track ‘Memoirs’ as a special single from 20 October, to raise money for the treatment of a close friend of the band, who has recently been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer.
Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, or PMP, is a cancer of the appendix and is so rare, that it can only be treated by a small number of specialists, none of whom are in the UK. Treatment must be sought internationally and the costs are likely to exceed 10s of thousands of pounds.
Swanney, Bassist Explains: “Hi everyone, We will be releasing Memoirs via bandcamp as of 20th October. All proceeds will be going to our good friend Laura, who recently found out she has a condition called Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP), a rare form of cancer of the appendix that effects less than one in a million people. We will be releasing Memoirs to raise money for her as there are very few people in the world who are able to treat this condition and none are in the UK due to its rarity. She will have to travel abroad for the treatment and it will be extremely expensive. There will be a minimum donation of £2 for the track, however it’ll be possible to give as much as you want, so please give generously. We would like to give a big shout out to Neema Askari, Joe Garret, John Sprich, James Monteith, Mel Schmidt, Steve Joh and everyone at Century Media for making this possible so quickly, Thank you.”
The band would also like to raise awareness of this condition as it is often misdiagnosed due to its extreme rarity.
The track will be available to buy from 20 October online at the band’s bandcamp, and physical copies available on from the merch desk on the Euroblast tour at all the shows:
Oct 21 – Audio – Brighton, UK
Oct 22 – Sub 89 – Reading, UK
Oct 23 – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK
Oct 24 – Cathouse – Glasgow, UK
Oct 25 – The Village – Dublin, Ireland
Oct 26 – The Well – Leeds, UK
Oct 27 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
Oct 28 – Underworld – London, UK