Some of indie’s biggest names have teamed up for a one-off compilation album, Songs For The National Health Service, with all proceeds going to the Hoods for Heroes: PPE Respirators for NHS Staff fundraiser. Set for release on July 19th, the album is available to pre-order now.
The album is a compilation of previously unreleased tracks by 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. Songs For The National Health Service features covers, remixes, live tracks and demos. The full tracklisting can be found below (order TBC).
- 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
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:
Our initial target of £30,000 will provide enough ‘PAPR’ (powered air purifying respirators) 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, not only helping safely treat victims of Covid-19, but enabling NHS teams to restart time-critical head and neck cancer surgery.
The artists hope this album will not only raise funds, but also serve as a keepsake of our indebtedness to the NHS and its staff working tirelessly and courageously through this difficult time. In the future we must do much more to ensure they are funded and paid properly, and forever treated with the respect they deserve.
Songs For The National Health Service is available to pre-order now.