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Monday, June 21, 2010

Just What The Doctor Ordered

National Health Service
From: Worthing, United Kingdom


National Health ServiceNational Health Service is the solo music project of the precocious and clearly old before his time 16 year old Jamie Turner. NHS is a brand new kid on the block, so brand new that his myspace site has had just over 500 profile views and he has just 56 friends which is the myspace equivalent of being an unwashed hermit in the Hindu Kush mountains.

Jamie is clearly a serious young man eschewing frivolous throwaway songs about cars and girls for something deeper, darker and more spiritual. Birth and Crib & Blanket are more stripped back than a Bon Iver demo and sound like David Sylvian at his most reflective and psycho-analytical. They are intensely intimate tracks that are so calming they should be available on prescription. Movements in the Dark, which sounds like Radiohead arm wrestling Portishead, is more atonal and as edgy as a three dimensional octagon. Blind Giants, the most accessible of the National Health Service tracks, and also the Devil's favourite, is the sound of Thom Yorke's young apprentice graduating. Jamie you're hired!

The National Health Service have the antidote for a surplus of blind optimism and is just what the doctor ordered for these straightened times.

Go Try

MP3 - National Health Service - Birth
MP3 - National Health Service - Crib & Blanket
MP3 - National Health Service - Movement In The Dark
These tracks are linked direct from the National Health Service Last.FM site and are therefore already freely available so please refrain from alleging infringement of copyright

Go Visit

National Health Service - Myspace : Last.FM


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