“I wanted to write a song that encapsulated the drama of midwinter. I also didn’t have it in me to write a straightforward Christmas song, so I looked at other aspects of the festive season. My mother’s family are from the North East and they have a strong new year’s tradition. They call New Year’s […]
Here’s the brand new video for Mary’s brand new song, taken from “Christmas Joy in Full Measure”, and featuring magical makeup by Natalie Sharp https://itunes.apple.com/album/christmas-joy-in-full-measure http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Joy-In-Full-Measure http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/prod/VariousArtists-ChristmasJoyInFullMeasure
**YOUNG KNIVES VIDEO PREMIERE** “When we originally asked people to submit a Christmas song, we really didn’t know what on earth we were going to get, or if we would even like it. When I first listened to Low Carol, one of the very earliest tracks we got to hear, I was instantly blown away. […]
We are absolutely overjoyed to be releasing the first new Webb Brothers track in 5 years! A lush, sparkly piece of harmony-filled pop, ‘Are You Coming Home For Christmas?’ is in our opinion a modern Christmas classic. The track is available to stream from the Soundcloud window below, and is part of the ‘Christmas Joy […]
The idea of Christmas not as a sentiment-soaked season of precision-bomb supermarket ads and ruinous household debt, but as an all but forgotten pre-Christian pagan ritual of ancient mysticism and bracing oddness, is explored on this wonderfully strange album. Standouts include the Count of Chateau Noir’s sinister, Bontempi-driven Awake Awake and Young Knives’ […]
The Outdoor Types “Unwritten Christmas Card” and Extradition Order’s “Be a Ghost” get a lovely nod in this piece. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/merseyside-christmas-music-8274836 “7. Be a Ghost Extradition Order have written an ode to their native Warrington in Be a Ghost. They describe it as “A terrifying journey through the pubs of Warrington on Christmas Eve”. The band […]
“CHRISTMAS JOY IN FULL MEASURE” – VARIOUS ARTISTS (Land of Hope and Glory) – Ten out of 10 for originality.The album is based on 12 diverse acts from Extradition Order to The Webb Brothers (son of Jimmy, not the Scunthorpe family) recording their own Yuletide songs. Proving Christmas means different things to different people, The […]
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Kiran Leonard’s excellent debut album Bowler Hat Soup is out today on Hand Of Glory, available as a gatefold double LP, CD and download.