...but ahead of tomorrow's official launch of our festive/end of year activity, three more mp3s acquired through perfectly legal means that we want to drop off with you...
First up, a band we namechecked just two days ago, Love Ends Disaster! The Nottingham fivesome, who've drawn comparisons to Talking Heads, British Sea Power and the Only Ones, had the Colin Murray/Huw Stephens/John Kennedy trinity behind them for their last single and they've supported Yo La Tengo, Babyshambles, Foals, Maps and, erm, INXS. Wisely not on their press release, that one, but we have eyes and ears everywhere. Moving on, LED! released a double A side yesterday; they describe this half of it as "an expression of the reverence and respect that they, as young musicians, naturally feel towards Elton John. God bless you Elton and a very Merry Christmas."
Love Ends Disaster! - Dinosaur
Bring Back The Guns are a lively Houston, Texas band who have just released debut album Dry Futures. This press release reckons they're "an experiment in messing around with music at its molecular level: ignoring rules whenever possible and coming up with songs that obey their own whims". What this means is your usual Les Savy Fav/Q And Not U touchstones for any American band who are a bit jittery and loose with time signatures and basslines, plus a heap of Minutemen and Fugazi.
Bring Back The Guns - The Art of Malnutrition
This update's Band Who Sent Us A CDR is Tim Goalen And The Tremors, a London outfit who are equally at home with Brand New Cadillac-flavoured rockabilly and Americana country influences
Tim Goalen And The Tremors - Let's Make It Alright All Night