xpressalbumheaderXpress: The Album, ft. The Strokes, The Libertines & Reverend and the Makers has been released to raise awareness of suicide prevention charity, CALM.

Xpress, the brain-child of Ben Tallon and Danni Skerritt of Manchester based Quenched Music, is a creative cross platform project to raise awareness of male suicide prevention charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and to encourage men to express themselves through the creative arts.  CALM was established in 1997, with help from industry legend Tony Wilson, to tackle the issue of male suicide, currently the single biggest killer of men under 35 in the UK.

Xpress highlights the emotional benefits of artistic expression and has attracted support from a wide range of experts in the fields of music, art, comedy and journalism. Manchester’s Quenched Music, a music support company supporting local and international musicians with coverage gigs, visual communication and reviews will release a crowd-funded album, available on CD and Digital download from May 3rd.

Xpress are delighted to announce that The Strokes, The Libertines and Reverend and The Makers have donated tracks to the album as well as supporting a showcase of the best new musicians in the UK and beyond including The Rimes, The Cold One Hundred, Black Lights, Naymedici and The Hyena Kill. All profits from the album will be donated to CALM.

The official website is now live at www.xpressofficial.com.