Playing tracks by
Puro Instinct, Yuck, Shadow Cabinet, La Sera, The Babies and more.
On the whole I find Christmas a bit of a drag when it comes to music. I think working in various retail outlets in the past has withered my enthusiasm for festive songs to such an extent that I instinctively and irrationally baulk at anything with even the merest hint of a sleigh bell (except for, um, Sleigh Bells). And this endless End of Year List attack is getting to me too.
Silly moaning aside, such lists at least provide us with an opportunity to flag up things we may have missed. The twisted rhythms of Altered Native's excellent album 'Tenement Yard Volume 1' helped it land at number Nine in FACT magazine's excellent list, and I've included its closing track on this week's New Noise.
Other than that (nearly) everything on the new podcast is fresh and new, (at least to my ears), and might hopefully provide 50 minutes or so of festive respite.
Thanks for listening