BOY KILL BOY announce War Child Single

Boy Kill Boy have committed their support to War Child, dedicating their next single “Shoot Me Down” (released November 13th) to the charity, with a proportion of royalties from sales going to the charity, as well as adding their name to a soon-to-be-announced London benefit gig.

Boy Kill Boy have had a splendid 2006 of sold out shows and hit singles. Their debut album Civilian was released in May and has sold nearly 100,000 copies. Boy Kill Boy join the likes of Radiohead, Blur, Oasis and Coldplay in supporting War Child.

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Chris Peck, the band’s singer, has had first-hand experience of one of War Child”s programme areas, Democratic Republic of Congo. He comments:

“Back in ’95 I was lucky to spend a couple of months in Uganda with a home-grown organisation called ‘The Ruwenzori Project’. There, me and fifteen others worked on an environmental programme in the Ruwenzori jungle which borders Uganda and the D.R.C. With this and through visiting neighbouring schools and orphanages I had a pretty up-close experience of war’s devastation on the community, especially the kids.

“Those stories have since stayed with me so now I’m delighted to have anything to do with War Child and their long-term vision. We can’t wait to play in support of the charity and to have our next single ‘Shoot Me Down’ linked to the project. Most of all we look forward to growing with War Child and being a part of this down the line in any way we can.”

War Child’s campaigns director Julian Carrera comments:

“At War Child we love it when great British bands decide they want to stand up and represent the children we work with. Boy Kill Boy are another great British band and have had a fantastic year, and we are delighted that they have chosen to lend their support to our work – and to help us long term too. We’re really excited the band has decided to make their single ‘Shoot You Down’ a War Child single too.”

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Children conscripted into an army or militia. Children living on the streets. War has marginalized these children so extremely that many of them die, suffer severe trauma, or are forced into crime just to survive. War Child works with local communities and organisations to provide protection for these children and campaigns to prevent the prosecution of war on them.

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