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Enter Shikari attack privatisation of the NHS on new single

By | Published on Wednesday 7 January 2015

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari have revealed the second single from their forthcoming album, ‘The Mindsweep’. Called ‘Anaesthetist’, the track sees the band launch an attack on the government’s moves to dismantle the NHS.

Explains frontman Rou Reynolds: “We seem to have reached a stage of such capitalistic fervour, that we believe it acceptable to punish people for ill health. By charging for healthcare we act as if illness is nothing but one’s own problem, but what is the purpose and advantage of ‘civilisation’ if it is not helping the most vulnerable within society?”

He adds: “The lottery of birth can offer us a wealth of bad luck when it comes to our health and the safety nets are being pulled in as the desire to boost profit overtakes the desire to help people”.

Watch the video for ‘Anaesthetist’ here: