As we become engulfed in the coronvirus crisis and helplessly lurch from one gig cancellation to another and if you are in a position to do so, you can support the region’s music scene by downloading directly from your favourite artists.

Streaming services are all well and good but it can take 1500 plays to make £1, with the money sometimes not hitting the purse for three months.

A direct download can be in an account in mere days, you’ve done your bit AND you get to keep your music.

Expect this list to grow very quickly over the next few days.

There’s some right bangers on here to be fair. 

Clicking top right on each player will take you to more music by the artist.

(In no order except Rev Rev. Because it’s Rev Rev and I get to choose)