Boy Kill Boy are to release a single in aid of War Child.

Their next single 'Shoot Me Down', released November 13th, will see a proportion of royalties from sales going to the charity.

The band are also to play at a benefit show in London, full details to be announced soon.

Frontman Chris Peck has had first-hand experience of one of War Child's programme areas, Democratic Republic of Congo. He comments:

"Back in '95 I was lucky to spend a couple of months in Uganda with a home-grown organisation called 'The Ruwenzori Project'. There, me and fifteen others worked on an environmental programme in the Ruwenzori jungle which borders Uganda and the D.R.C. With this and through visiting neighbouring schools and orphanages I had a pretty up-close experience of war's devastation on the community, especially the kids.

"Those stories have since stayed with me so now I'm delighted to have anything to do with War Child and their long-term vision. We can't wait to play in support of the charity and to have our next single 'Shoot Me Down' linked to the project. Most of all we look forward to growing with War Child and being a part of this down the line in any way we can."

War Child's campaigns director Julian Carrera comments:

"At War Child we love it when great British bands decide they want to stand up and represent the children we work with. Boy Kill Boy are another great British band and have had a fantastic year, and we are delighted that they have chosen to lend their support to our work - and to help us long term too."

Another band doing their bit for the charity in the coming month is Feeder. Get details of their shows in London