In July, the Music Declares Emergency campaign gained support from the likes of Radiohead, Let’s Eat Grandma, Bonobo, Caribou, Cosmo Sheldrake, Doomsquad, Ed Harcourt, Ezra Furman, FEMME, Fay Milton (Savages), Hot Chip, IDLES, Imogen Heap, Jordan Rakei, Maribou State, Midlake, Nadine Shah, Penelope Isles, The Cinematic Orchestra, The Haxan Cloak, Tom Odell, Tunng, Yannis Philippakis (Foals), and many others.
Stephen Godfroy, the co-owner of Rough Trade Shops, said, "Increasing humankind's odds of survival in the face of the growing climate crisis is the major calling of our time. If music's worldwide audience can be made aware, can trigger unified political action, then the time to find our global voice is now. Music Declares Emergency succinctly focuses our working lives into a co-ordinated response - it’s time everyone signed up, it’s time we turned up the volume."
On Friday (20 September), Music Declares Emergency will host Labels Strike For Climate at London's Parliament Square, a strike which will see the independent labels such as XL, Young Turks, Full Time Hobby, Ninja Tune, and more take part.