Saturday, 15 December 2012

Advent Calendar, Door Fifteen - Campfires In Winter

Today we carry out an Aye Tunes Christmas tradition, by reposting, yet again, the Campfires in Winter's Christmas Song, complete with disclaimer.

I post this every year, and make no apologies for doing so, as it is still one of my favourite things in the World, and never fails to make me smile.

In the words of Boab from Campfires In Winter "it's about 2 guys getting pished, one of them decides to burn down the tree and pretends to be a bear and asks the other one to join him. It's a lot of shite."

Campfires in Winter - Christmas Song

Here's the equally brilliant video.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Advent Calendar, Door Fourteen - Andrew Pearson

Ooh, there's only ten more of these to go after today. There's two things that arise from this: 1. if you've got a Christmas song you want included here you better get it to me quick and 2. have you bought me my Christmas present yet?

Speaking of presents, I should really get my own shopping done. Expect a murderous rant on Twitter tomorrow as I venture into the shops of Glasgow trying to find something to buy my girlfriend.

Back to the calendar though, today we've got Andrew Pearson with a delightfully titled Christmas ditty. I'm not sure this is available anywhere else yet, but in case I'm wrong I won't plaster BLOG EXCLUSIVE all over the post. Blog exclusives annoy me anyway, but that's a moan for another day.

Andrew Pearson - Jingo Balls (Whore Whore Whore)

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Advent Calendar, Door Thirteen - Half Man Half Biscuit

Today's Christmas song isn't a Christmas song at all. It is, however, ace, so I'm tossing rules out the window.
Feel free to file a formal written complaint to our PR department.

Half Man Half Biscuit - All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Advent Calendar, Door Twelve - How To Swim

Hey, it's 12/12/12! That's special or something. It means America agrees with us on what the date is.

Enough of that though, we've got more imaginary doors to be opening on a kid on calendar.

How To Swim can always be counted on to provide some Christmas goodies, and so it continues this year.

Their latest festive collection, Sleigh Tracks, is available to download for your choice of price here.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Advent Calendar, Door Eleven - Porch Song Anthology

One of my favourite festive songs of recent years, Christmas Is Cold by The Porch Song Anthology is one of the best things about December. Any excuse to listen to it far, far too much is good for me, and this month makes it a bit more acceptable.

The band, consisting of some former Telstar Ponies and other, have been awfully quiet since the release of  their Late Mournings EP last year, but I'm hoping they'll resurface sooner or later.

Porch Song Anthology - Christmas Is Cold

Monday, 10 December 2012

Advent Calendar, Door Ten - Scottish Fiction

As noted before, this is another thing that'll cost you money if you want a copy. The second Christmas compilation from gig putting on buddies Scottish Fiction is available now, with money raised going to Shelter.

Songs from loads of good people make up the compilation - The Orchids, Behold the Old Bear, Flutes, Esperi, Kevin P. Gilday, Lovers Turn to Monsters and Siobhan Wilson - which you can buy for £3 or more here.

Advent Calendar, Door Nine - Olive Grove

This post, and the next one, contain things you'll have to pay for if you want to own. Not much money is involved though, and cash raised goes to charity, so stop your bloody complaining, right?

Those horrible lovely people at Olive Grove Records are first in on the act, getting the bands on their roster to contribute a Christmas song each for this EP, with funds raised going to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Packed full of goodness from The Son(s), Jo Mango, State Broadcasters, and Randolph's Leap, you can get the EP for £2 (or more if you wish) here.

My personal favourite is Randolph's Leap covering The Muppets. I love me some Muppets.

Advent Calendar, Door Eight - Laurie Cameron

Behind door eight lies Perth's Laurie Cameron, with a rather lovely offering. Her Christmas song is a laid back wee affair, and quite lovely.

Merry Christmas from Scotland (Laced With a Stiff Drink) is a pay what you want download here.

Advent Calendar, Door Seven - The Shadow Committee

I'm certainly glad I switched the titling of these things from "day" to "door" this year, it makes missing out every installment over the weekend a touch less embarrassing. I'm sure everyone with a real advent calendar has hit a point where they've missed a few days and ended up opening a bunch of doors at once though, haven't they?

Anyway, time to get back on track and catch up on those late doors, starting off with the latest festive offering from internet pal The Shadow Committee.

Winterval Armistice is available to download for the price of your choice, along with a b-side, here. More Christmas efforts from The Shadow Committee can be found here too. Oh, and a single from earlier in the year, Lines, can be found here.