Responding to the worldwide Covid-19 emergency, ‘Songs For The National Health Service’ is a one-off compilation album of exclusive, unreleased tracks by some of the biggest names in indie, with all proceeds funding specialist PPE for hospitals and NHS key workers.
Artists who will be featured on the landmark album include: Foals, Wolf Alice, Baxter Dury, The Vaccines, The Big Moon, The Wombats, Sports Team, The Magic Gang, Spector, Swim Deep, The Orielles, Nilüfer Yanya, Alfie Templeman, Oscar Lang, Pixx and Jessica Winter.
The album will include a mix of special covers, remixes, live tracks and demos not available anywhere else.
Songs For The National Health Service is working in partnership with Dr. Natalie Watson at University Hospital Lewisham, as she launches the Hoods for Heroes campaign. An initial target of £30,000 will provide enough ‘PAPR’ to help fully stock Lewisham Greenwich NHS Trust (site of the UK’s first confirmed Covid-19 patient), Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust and University Hospital Crosshouse, Scotland. All money raised beyond that will provide equipment for further hospitals and regions based on need.
The artists hope this album will not only raise critical funds but also serve as a keepsake of our indebtedness to the NHS and its staff working tirelessly and courageously through this difficult time, with hopes that in the future we will all do much more to ensure the NHS is funded and staff are paid properly.
Take a look at the tracklist for the album below:
- Foals – White Onions (Live from Alexandra Palace)
- The Vaccines – Internet Disco (Feat. Agent Emotion)
- The Big Moon – Big (Demo)
- Wolf Alice – Another Girl, Another Planet
- Baxter Dury – So Much (Demo)
- Swim Deep – Lexington Slowdown
- Nilüfer Yanya – Baby Blu (Giles Peterson Remix)
- The Orielles – Bobbi’s Second World (Demo)
- The Magic Gang – Club Tropicana
- Spector – Extra Life
- Sports Team – Itchycoo Park
- Alfie Templeman – Growing Up
- Pixx and Jessica Winter – Summer Wine
- The Wombats – Turn (Acoustic)
- Oscar Lang – Always In My Head
The record, featuring artwork donated by Tony Beard and taken at the birth of his son, is available to pre-order now.