It’s nearly Christmas, and we’ve all got no money, no gifts and an incredibly limited amount of shopping hours until the big day. In fact, I’ve got about 4 possible hours before I have to hand them all over, so it’s not looking good for my Mum’s chances of getting anything from her loving son. Anyway, being the nice people that they are, there are lots of bands queueing up to give you a few mp3s to listen to over the coming week. So rather than listening to Shakin’ Steven on repeat, here are some nice things that are available for you:
Johnny Foreigner – Winterval
In celebration of Birmingham city council’s entirely constructed and made up ‘winterval’ season (made to replace the incredibley offensive ‘Christmas’ season), the city’s best band have given away 2 new tracks and a remix from their website. It’s really good too, a deviation from the usual stuff you might expect from Johnny Foreigner with a bit of a electronic/chiptune feel on the second track, at least. If this is what we can expect from the third album, I cannot wait. Here’s a taster:
Johnny Foreigner – Palace Fires
And download it by putting your email address in the box at the following website:
As usual, the wonderful online label has delivered us some of the best music on the whole wide web and done so for absolutely nothing, for which we should be truly thankful. However, it being Christmas and all, they’re putting up some ‘Christmas Karaoke’ on the 25th, which promises to be the highlight of my particular Christmas Day. No idea what it’s going to be at the minute, but it’s bound to be better than watching my little brother open endless presents. This weeks artists are The Dreams and Hanging Coffins, both of whom are excellent.
A GRAVE WITH NO NAME
Dummy magazine not only do excellent features, but they also give away some excellent tracks too. No Pain in Pop are putting out A Grave with no Name’s debut album after the success of their EP earlier in the year. If you’ve not hopped them already, then do so as soon as possible – they’re bloody brilliant. And the article on them is pretty awesome, too. They seem alright, really. Download underneath the picture if you can’t find it.
I though there was more than that. I don’t think there is. Sorry. Hope you’re well.