Mogwai have surprise-released their new ZeroZeroZero soundtrack to raise money for Help Musicians and NHS charities on a pay-what-you-can basis via Bandcamp.
The 21-track soundtrack has been released today on Bandcamp - the second day that Bandcamp are waiving their revenue shares to help musicians during the coronavirus pandemic - and will be available for one week through a pay-what-you-can basis before a proper release on 8 May.
Half of the proceeds made from sales will be donated to Help Musicians and NHS charities.
Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite says of the project, "Most of our 2019 was spent scoring ZeroZeroZero and we're really happy for people to hear the soundtrack album. It was a great project to be involved with and we're really pleased with how both the show and the music turned out. Like everyone else, we are isolating at home so the mixing of the record was all done remotely with Tony Doogan."
He adds, "With this release we're hoping to raise money for Help Musicians and NHS charities via the release on Bandcamp. We know that a lot of people working in music have seen earnings disappear and that those working for the NHS are experiencing horrendous pressures dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. By donating half of what we make in the first week, we hope to do something to help those in need. We're also aware that everyone has been affected financially and because of that we have made the record available on a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) basis."