WATCH: Walsall band The Assist give Life to NHS funds

Walsall band The Assist have returned to breathe Life into funds for the NHS with a charity single.

The artwork for The Assist's Life
The artwork for The Assist's Life

The track, released to benefit the NHS Charities Together, has already raised more than £500 via their Just Giving campaign.

It can be heard from tomorrow via their Soundcloud page, while a trailer for the track is on their YouTube channel right now. They are urging people to donate if they like what they hear.

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Singer Mikey Stanton described the song as "an honest expression of 21st Century frustration".

He added: “Nurses continue to risk their lives for the sake of others, I felt that as an artist I could encourage unity and influence people to try and make a difference. Uncertainty loomed and suddenly we all had a purpose, I’d like for this song to resemble a period in history that will be remembered for the contributions of everyone when it mattered most.”

The song sees the previous four-piece Assist-ed by a new found rhythmic drive in the shape of Luke Jones on guitars. He joins frontman Stanton and his brother Ryan - also on guitar, bassist Jorge Poole and drummer Ben Faulkner.

WATCH: The trailer video for The Assit's new track Life:

Mikey Stanton added: “Not enough people use their platform to promote a positive message, few things create unity like music does and as artists we felt it was our duty to try and make a difference, we always try to say something.

"Plenty of people have echoed our thoughts and we are proud of the positivity we have managed to spread.”

Ever since forming in 2014, The Assist have done well for themselves. They have sold out venues across Birmingham - where they are now based, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield, as well as sharing the stage with The Happy Mondays and Blossoms. They also played in Paris with Black Honey and toured the main rooms of the UK’s O2 Academy venues with Brummie heroes The Twang.

Most recently, the five-piece completed a six-date tour across Russia, headlining Boris Yeltsin Open Air at the Ural Night Music Festival, performing in front of more than 12,000 people. They have also appeared on cult hit football show Soccer AM and been heard on Made In Chelsea, while also gracing festivals such as Reading & Leeds, TRANSMT, Y-NOT and Isle of Wight.

The Assist, from Walsall

Their 2018 EP, LOST, charted in both Spotify’s ‘top 50 most streamed tracks in the UK’ and iTunes’ ‘Top 10 indie chart’.

For more on the Assist, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, both @TheAssistBand, while their exploits can also be followed via @theassistband on Instagram.

To donate to the NHS Charities Together via their Just Giving campaing, click here.

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