Christmas was celebrated a little early this year to pre-empt the mass exodus from London. In a couple of days we’ll be heading out of the city to see family/friends, relax and generally get away. There is no such thing as a holiday from this blog though so expect a feature on the top artists/releases for the year that was.

In other news: producer to the stars Ben G. has released his annual Christmas compilation. Going strong since 2004, this years edition features tracks sung exclusively by female vocalists. Usually they come on neat 8cm CDRs but it seems the credit crunch (or possibly a move to Canada) is affecting our Christmas entertainment too. Despite this minor detail I really enjoyed this year’s edition and Macmacmac rock.

Find it at:  Remember This Day Forever

Happy Christmas/Hanukkah or anything else you are celebrating to you all. Here are a couple of tunes with a twist to get you into the holiday spirit. I feel I should be sitting in front of a fireplace with my new robe on, a glass of port and a Cuban cigar.


Before Braille – Merry Christmas, I’m Cheating

Before Braille‘s debut UK release should finally drop in 2009 after a long delay. Hopefully it will be worth the wait.

The Hives & Cyndi Lauper – A Christmas Duel

How did Cyndi Lauper go from just wanting to have fun to “going down on your mother”? Easy, introduce her to The Hives. This is soon becoming the ultimate anti-christmas anthem.