So this is it, the night before Christmas, the final day of The Joyzine Advent Calendar 2016. It’s been a blast but we’re not quite done yet, we’ve two final downloadable delights to stuff your stocking today.
Track#1: Benbo ft. Oli Spleen – A Carol for Joseph
Singer-songwriter, cartoonist and Pink Lizard Music head honcho Benbo is a man of many collaborations, having previously undertaken a project to record a new song with a different artists every week for a year and they keep on coming with a new single ‘Keep It Funky (Oh No Ah-Ah)’, featuring Cape Town MC EJ Von Lyrik, released in November.
We’ve a filthy festive pairing for you today with Benbo and Oli Spleen delivering a naughty Nazareth narrative in ‘A Carol for Joseph’ (perhaps not one for those offended by sexual content or blasphemy).
Track #2: Darling BOY – Thank God It’s Christmas
We round off the year with a track from London singer-songwriter Darling BOY, whose song ‘Thank God It’s Christmas’ celebrates the modern British Christmas and in particularly the importance of sweet alcoholic beverages that you wouldn’t dream of consuming on any other day of the year.
As well as gigging around the country this year, Darling BOY also appeared as drummer Topper Headon in the Clash film London Town.
And that’s it for another year! Thank you to everyone who’s downloaded a track and shared our links online. Special thanks of course to all of the bands and labels who’ve taken part in this year’s calendar and to The Graphics Fairy, who provided all of the vintage festive images that have graced our windows.
We’re not quite done with 2016 yet though – The Joyzine Radio Show has one last outing on Wednesday 28th December from 7-9pm where we’ll be sharing some of our favourite tracks of the year, and there’ll be an accompanying article and video playlist on Joyzine.
Have a wonderful Christmas and an excellent new year, from all at Joyzine.