In a world first, a vinyl record has been made from pollution washed up on Cornish shores.

Sharp's Brewery and Mercury Music Prize nominee Nick Mulvey have today released the first track pressed on to a record made from recycled plastic, which has been washed up on Cornish beaches.

Nick said: "I've always loved the wildness of the Cornish coast and it feeds something deep in me every time I'm there. My music is about knowing who - or what - we are, right at the core. Aliveness itself, conscious. These times of urgent global crisis are demanding we re-examine ourselves and the world and raise ourselves to match the Earth, this wonder-organism from which we are not, and never have been, separate."

The first of its kind collaboration has launched the track, entitled In the Anthropocene.

Mulvey explained, "Lyrically the song explores themes of responsibility and freedom in this time of urgent ecological and social crisis (and opportunity), aka ‘the Anthropocene’."

Proceeds from the track, including from sales of the limited-edition record pressed onto recycled plastic and digital streams*, will go to Surfers Against Sewage to help protect British coastlines from pollution, including plastic waste.

Hugo Tagholm, CEO of Surfers Against Sewage: "We are excited to be partnering with Sharp’s Brewery again to raise vital funds to protect our coastlines from plastic pollution and other environmental hazards. Keynvor, as a musical artist, and the new ocean vinyl, which uses plastic pollution and turns it into something positive, is a powerful way to help us raise money and continue to spread our message."

The launch of this innovative new ocean vinyl comes after last year’s signing of Keynvor, the musical artist’s name given to the Atlantic Ocean, by Universal Music.

James Nicholls, marketing controller at Sharp’s Brewery: "Cornish culture is built around the ocean – whether that’s seafood, surfing or even our own Atlantic Ale. Last year, we helped the ocean enter the charts, under Keynvor – which means 'ocean' in the Cornish language. I’m excited to say that today we’re really turning the tables on the music industry by releasing ‘In the Anthropocene’, with Nick Mulvey –by upcycling single-use plastic found on our beaches and turning it into playable ocean vinyl.

To purchase Nick Mulvey’s In the Anthropocene, visit Drift Records in store, or online at, to pick up a unique limited-edition record with exclusive edits of the tracks, or stream the full tracks on digital platforms, including Spotify and Apple music.