‘Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Everyone was downloading the final tracks
from The Joyzine Advent Calendar
It wouldn’t be The Joyzine Advent Calendar without our annual dose of festive cheer from Chris T-T. The singer-songwriter has featured on almost every calendar that we’ve ever run and had amassed a seasonal repertoire so vast that they’re now available as a 22 track album All The Christmas Songs at Once.
We have something a little special for you from Chris today, a recording so new that it’s not on the album, a simple piano & vocal version of ‘Rise Up Shepherd’, which you can download here.
It’s been quite a year for Pesky. One moment you’re getting a few of years friends together to bash out some songs at an after-school guitar club and the next you’re releasing your debut album on indie stalwart Fierce Panda and appearing on BBC News.
The debut in question Smells Like Tween Spirit is a refreshing blast of pure indie pop, and our final track of 2015’s calendar, their version of seasonal classic ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ is a perfect slice of shimmery festive fun. Download it here.
Merry Christmas & a happy new year from all the bands who took part in this year’s calendar and from everyone at Joyzine. We’ll see you in 2016.
Missed a day? Get more free music from The Joyzine Advent Calendar on the links below:
Day 23: Lark
Day 22: Nicole Atkins + Ghost Carriage Phantoms
Day 21: Sunturns
Day 20: The Milk Race
Day 19: And What Will Be Left Of Them?
Day 18: Asylums + Origami Horses
Day 17: Blang Records Special – Sergeant Buzfuz, Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences + Malcolm Kaksois
Day 16: Rocklands Special: Feral Five, Little Death Machine, The Migrant + Sabatta
Day 15: Mikey Georgeson & The Civilised Scene
Day 14: CuT + Dan Fatel & Sara Schiralli
Day 13: Glitterhouse Records special: DIE NERVEN, Chantal Acda + SEΛ + ΛIR
Day 12: Crocodile Records special – Hatcham Social
Day 11: Dirty Water Records special – King Salami & The Cumberland Three + Harry Violet & The Sharks
Day Ten: Arrows of Love + The Scaramanga Six
Day Nine: The West Midlands + Magic Brother
Day Eight: Joey Herzfeld & His So Called Friends + Kevin Nolan
Day Seven: Mystified + The Jonbarr Hinge
Day Six: The Indelicates
Day Five: Superfan 99 special – Uncle Luc + Matt McKee
Day Four: Upcdownc + Vodun
Day Three: Saint Agnes + Cosmo House
Day Two: Fire Records Special – Wreckless Eric + Howard Eynon
Day One: Piney Gir + MJ Hibbett