Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas wrapping-up

Bet this won't be one in a series of one either, the rate the kids with their Bandcamps go at these days, but this is the best of what's emerged so far...

The Leisure Society - Christmas Mistakes

Musically jolly, lyrically wry and less quite sure, this is Nick Hemming and co's contribution to this year's For Folk's Sake Christmas album, in aid of the Integrated Cancer Centre and also featuring Darren Hayman, Caitlin Rose, Kathryn Williams and Neill MacColl, Devon Sproule and Cocos Lovers.

Oxo Foxo - Snow Days

Having followed her fragile dreamscape demos with a CD of covers of children's songs it's becoming quite tricky to pin Sheffield's Oxo Foxo down. This free download festive song with its self-harmonising loops, snatches of odd instrumentation and ethereal touches hovers around becoming a winter season country cousin to chillwave, via Glasser and Bat For Lashes.

Snow Days by oxo_foxo

Tellison - Good Luck It's Christmas

Great a math-emo (old style) band as they can be, there's something calming about Tellison in their more restrained moments. The notion of Christmas being a time of joy as a point of hope is the pivot for their festive effort, available on a pay what you want basis with all proceeds to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

Also worth a mention: A Special Indiecater Christmas Gift, A Very Cherry Christmas 7, Aidan John Moffat's Oh! What A Not So Silent Night Before Christmas EP

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