…and so the bell tolls.
Romanticised supermarket advertisements promise gilded, glistening turkey-scapes of wonder. Angry brigades cry out in tinsel-covered furore over stolen indie classics being re-contextualised for the festive season. A whole pack of mince pies gets consumed during the John Lewis advert and effs are sent out into the ether for making us into a blubsome, sentimental shipwreck.
Let’s simplify things and go back to 1944. Taken from the musical Meet Me in St. Louis, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is sung by Judy Garland’s character to her distressed younger sister upon learning that their family may be forced to move out of their home. A performance by Garland to World War II troops followed, moving many to tears.
So, here’s our take on this popular yuletide chanson, complete with heated Coronation Street samples…
Thankyules also to all the folks who have come along to our live offerings this year and to those lovely chums who have featured our music on their blogs, helping us to be one of the 15 acts of “The Blog Sound of 2013 poll” long list. Fancy. Speaking of which, have a read of these festive scribblings from Brighton Source, It’s My Kind Of Scene, Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, The DaDaDa, Music Broke My Bones, New Statesman and The Von Pip Express - and of course, have yourself a merry little Christmas now…