It’s the first day of advent. Or, at least, it’s the first day of Advent calenders, so to celebrate the beggining of the season of self-loathing, getting fat and tolerating family members, Parenthetical Girls have released their Christmas single. Entitled ‘The Christmas Creep’, it’s available on a very limited run of 150 copies for those of you who get there first to snatch a copy. Initially printed as gifts for family and friends, that band released the despair of fans who wouldn’t be able to get a hold of a copy would be far too vast to deal with during the festive period. That, and they needed to offset the costs of production with something.
Whether or not this is simply to stop consecutive Christmases being dominated by Slow Club is unclear. ‘Christmas, Thanks for nothing’ is out on the 14th of December, but thankfully Parenthetical Girls incredibley inventive takes on the seasonal song are up and ready right now, giving you extra reason to start early on drinking before noon without the slightest hint of guilt. Of course, the fact that one of them is an ‘anti-Christmas anthem’ and the other is about a 1940’s Christmas in the Blitz. Or Blitzmas, as nobody probably called it. Listen to them and download them here:
Parenthetical Girls – Thank God it’s not Christmas (wordpress)
Parenthetical Girls – Flowers for Albion (wordpress)
(((grrrrls))) have also updated their website, which now looks spick and span. Excellent: (link)