The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping, the TV is packed with syrupy adverts featuring rosy cheeked children staring out of windows to a minor key piano version of a song that you used to like – Christmas is coming. And at Joyzine that means one thing above all others – the return of our annual free music download Advent Calendar! This is the calendar’s 16th consecutive outing, which as far as we’ve been able to ascertain (though we’re happy to be corrected if wrong) makes it the longest running calendar of its type on the net. We’ve had tracks from a huge array of bands over those years, including the likes of British Sea Power, Future of the Left and The Long Blondes, alongside plenty of less well-known but equally fantastic artists, and we’re very excited about this year’s festive crop.
We always like to kick things off with something suitably seasonal and we’re delighted to bring you a Christmas original from one of our favourite bands, London rockabilly rumble-bop heroes Oh! Gunquit. The band are former Joyfest headliners and guests on The Joyzine Radio Show and have been thrilling audiences in the UK and across Europe with their hula-hooping, trumpet-blaring live show throughout 2019.
Today’s free download, ‘Don’t Believe In Christmas’ is one half of the band’s double A-side single Holiday Jeer from Oh! Gunquit, available now on 7″ slowflake-white vinyl or as a digital download alongside ‘High On Christmas Day’ from their Bandcamp page alongside previous LPs Lightning Likes Me and Eat Yuppies & Dance.
Oh! Gunquit will wrap up 2019 with a free show for The Fratcave’s Xmas Riot at The Royal Standard in Hastings on Saturday 21st December alongside Das Clamps.
Download ‘Don’t Believe In Christmas‘ (right click to download)
Check back every day until Christmas Eve for more free festive musical gifts.