The Xcerts Recorded A Architects Cover As Tribute To Tom Searle
As our scene often does with tragic news, the support has been overwhelming.
The band also started a JustGiving campaign for the hospice where Tom Searle spend his final days.
The Xcerts did something special aswell.
They recorded a beautiful acoustic version of Architects' 'Gone With The Wind'.
This track is now available for streaming through Musicglue and can be bought there aswell.
You can pay whatever you want.
The money raised will go to Martlets Hospice
Here's the statement The Xcerts released alongside with the track:
I know you’re probably deep in conversation with Bowie and Prince about writing and recording so i’m going to keep this short and sweet. I threatened for years i’d record one of your songs acoustically and i’ve finally done it. You are well aware ‘Gone With The Wind’ is a personal favourite of mine and i sincerely hope i’ve done you and the boys justice.
Our favourite past time was talking for hours on end about songwriting and our connection was certainly built upon the fact you and i saw the romance in what we both did, regardless of the fact you wrote heavy epics and i write pop songs. I was always so intrigued and inquisitive about your writing as listening to your songs, to me, was like watching ‘Inception’. “Where on earth did you start with this” became my tagline every time i heard a new demo. Your skill and craftsmanship within songwriting was and will forever be an absolute wonder to me. I’m glad you could never fully explain where a song came from, deep down i never wanted to find out.
All money raised will be donated to the Martlet’s Hospice in Hove where Tom was cared for. Please feel free to spread the word and i sincerely hope you enjoy the rendition. Huge thanks to the boys and family for giving me their blessing, Brighton Electric, Jag Jago (engineer), Steve Ansell from Blood Red Shoes (backing vocals) and my man Jordan Smith (backing vocals / piano) for making this happen.
Stream and purchase the track from the link below. It’s Pay What You Want so feel free to go nuts. This is all about raising as much money for the hospice as possible and honouring Tom.
Thank you for the inspiration and thank you for being a beautiful friend,
Love. Always love. x“