UK-originating new music-slanted hullabaloo. Est. 2005
Sunday, December 11, 2005
In shops tomorrow: 12/12
The Christmas rush begins in earnest, possibly because the labels think they can claim their charge was Christmas number one for most of the day itself. So what chance a label called FDM Records run by two blokes out of Leamington Spa? Well, plenty of chance as it's Nizlopi's JCB Song (alert Dotmusic here, who dismissed it as a cynical major label release), breaking big at the second attempt after years of trying. You all know about its viral success, and with William Hill now offering 7-4 for it to be the festive chart topper, even if looking at the rest of the list they appear to be guessing releases more than anything else, we'd bet it'll outdo its May chart position of number 160. It's based on Luke Concannon's actual childhood, stop describing it as a novelty hit!
Pretty much the only other release of note, bar The Boy Least Likely To doing Little Donkey as a download only release, is the White Stripes' Walking With A Ghost EP, leading with a Tegan & Sara cover and mostly filled with live tracks.