With Beth Ditto and more...
Scott Colothan

11:13 5th November 2007

Beth Ditto, Andy Rourke from The Smiths, Graham Coxon, Paul Weller and The Enemy are amongst the acts who have formed an indie supergroup called Crisis.

The charity of the same name has joined forces with Drinkaware to raise money to fight homelessness and alcoholism.

Also in the group are New Young Pony Club, Supergrass, Drew from Babyshambles, Ed Harcourt and Pearl Lowe – the latter of which has been an ambassador for Crisis for three years.

All the artists are getting together today to write and record the track, named ‘Consequences’, with an aim to release it and  raise money for the worthy cause.

Speaking to BBC6music, Pearl Lowe said of the project: "Crisis is an incredible charity and the money that is raised for this record will help empower homeless people, get their lives back, and get back into society.

“Crisis have art porjects, people can learn music skills, this is not just about being homeless, its about getting homeless people's lives back on track."

Jean Collingwood, Chief Executive of The Drinkaware Trust, added: "We are delighted to sponsor the Crisis Consequences project which will use live and recorded music and online media to create nationwide engagement.

“Many people become homeless as a result of dependency on alcohol which has started in their early teens. By working together to make the under 20's aware of the consequences of alcohol misuse, we hope to help prevent dependency and the possibility of homelessness in later life."

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