Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas stories part II

Broken Records - My Beer Drunk Soul Is Sadder Than All The Dead Christmas Trees In The World

Now that's a title. They're on livelier, less sodden and saddened form than Weights & Pulleys, channelling Frightened Rabbit to an extent on a brass-enlivened full-on celebration of whiskey-soaked turning in on yourself at festive season.

Smoke Fairies - 3 Kings

Given the isolation and iciness that often exists within Smoke Fairies songs a Christmas album might seem a natural progression. So, of course, this track from Wild Winter, out this week, doesn't sound much like Smoke Fairies as we've come to know them, setting the crystalline harmonies against a backing that seems to be trying to cut and shut a pop melody and distorted effects.

Simon Love - Walking In A Winter Wonderland

The festive standard in the style of the Jesus & Mary Chain. But of course.

Kate Canaveral - Merry Christmas Everyone

Kate Canaveral is, well, Kate from Kid Canaveral, covering Shaky with space synths.

MJ Hibbett & The Validators - Easy Christmas

Hibbett's annual festive tradition, a fulsome skiffle tribute to not doing much. It namechecks Dylan's Must Be Santa.

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