We’re getting perilously close to the end as we reach day 23 of The Joyzine Advent Calendar, so to soften the blow of this being our penultimate festive giveaway we have a triple helping of free musical delights for your enjoyment.
Track #1: Sebastian Melmoth – #21CenturyBlues
First up today we have a new track from hypnotic anti-pop trio Sebastian Melmoth, who released their latest album Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta in September through Must Die Records from which today’s track ‘#21CenturyBlues’ is taken.
Fronted by poet (and former Joyzine writer) Ilia Rogatchevsky, with Peter Jordan on bass and Laura Michelle Smith on drums, Sebastian Melmoth have an eclectic sound that ricochet from artful sonic exploration to subversive takes on seemingly straight down the line garage-flecked blues rock.
Track #2: Stephen EvEns – Sea Shanty Town
There can be few artists who’ve featured so regularly as part of Joyzine’s various endeavours in recent years as Stephen EvEns. Both through his solo work and with his bands Hot Sauce Pony and previously Local Girls and Stuffy & The Fuses, he’s racked up three shows at our Croydon-based To Hell With Good Intentions night, numerous Joyfest appearances and a couple of guest slots on The Joyzine Radio Show, along with a slew of reviews on our website.
Stephen’s debut solo album Bonjour Poulet will be released through Onomatopoeia Records (also home to Joyzine faves Barringtone, cassettes and Magic Brother) in the new year, but today we have a non-album track, ‘Sea Shanty Town’, recorded specially for The Joyzine Advent Calendar.
Track #3: Origami Horses – Origami Horses
The historic cathedral city of Canterbury is better known for Chaucer’s tales and men in large pointy hats than it is for spiky post-punk, but scratch the surface and you’ll find Origami Horses, who released their latest EP Everybody Smile in October through Metal Postcard Records.
Recommended by BBC Radio’s indie veteran Steve Lamacq, we have self-titled lead tack ‘Origami Horses’ for you today, which sounds somewhat akin to The Fall falling over.
Check back tomorrow for one last day of free downloads.