Musicians + poets: writing, producing, printing + promoting

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We’re a (mostly) Birmingham + West Midlands collective of musicians and artists. Men and women making inspiring, entertaining, and confusing music.
You could call us a label, but there's no division of suits + artists: we handle our business and we help each other. Here's some of the projects we've made so far.

Sympathy for Jonah

The story of Jonah is sacred to all three Abrahamic faiths and remains a recognizable legend even in the most secularized corners of the West. And yet the maritime prophet’s story has been trivialized as a quaint children’s tale, his character has been blasted by unsympathetic commentators, and even his alleged tomb has now been destroyed by Islamic State militants.

David Benjamin Blower’s second book is a recovery of the story of Jonah, a guiding light, who marches into the very heart of empire and confronts it with the radical politics of the kingdom of God, even as his own certainties are shaken to the core.

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Welcome the Stranger

We were used to seeing rows of refugee tents in faraway lands. The camps that now appear on our own borders marked a new thing. The Strangers made a fork in the road in front of us. What now?

David Benjamin Blower’s ‘Welcome the Stranger’ is a non-profit album, on sale to support those working with refugees in Calais, released with support from Minor Artists.

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Sojourner

‘Sojourner’ by Stewart Garry is a cinematic folk album, recorded live in various locations around the UK, and filmed at the same time, released in May 2016. We managed the full project from planning to photography, editing, mixing, mastering and art direction.

Printed and digital copies are available from our online shop.

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The Hardest Part

Singer-songwriter Matt Tinsley released his Kickstarter-funded EP ‘The Hardest Part’, with art direction, photography and video production provided from us. You might find other Minor Artists playing living-room shows with him too…

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Face-to-face, ugly, sweaty and friendly: that's where Minor Artists thrive. Don't just look us up online - come and meet us, chat to us, and join our bands.

Latest

Video for ‘The Crux’ Instrumental

Watch a new flighty, dream-like clip soundtracked by the instrumental version of ‘The Crux’ from mSTORK’s latest EP. Directed by Ben Lister, view it here.

Posted by Ebenezer
Communities of Resistance & Hope

New blog post about apocalyptic literature. Read more here.

Posted by Benjamin Blower
Stewart Garry Kickstarter reaches full funding

Our project to raise funds for the new Stewart Garry album + film was a big success, giving us a budget and the go-ahead to make this ambitious new record! Read more about it here.

Posted by Stewart Garry
Sputnik Magazine Exhibition

Ebenezer and Benjamin Blower both contributed pieces to a recent Sputnik Magazine exhibition. Find their entries here.

Posted by Ebenezer

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