At the time of writing we have absolutely no idea what the result of the general election is, but whether you’re waking up to a distopian nightmare or a land of milk and honey (or, most likely, something inbetween), we thought you might like something to take your mind off it all, so we’ll kick off today’s double download with a Christmas tale of a little toy robot.
It come courtesy of Nini Bong, the latest in a long line of musical projects from David Lightfoot that we’ve covered over the years on Joyzine, and tells the tale of a once cherished childhood toy now confined to a box in the attic.
Download ‘Lonely Robot (Lost Christmas)’ (right-click to download)
Today’s second track comes from another of Dave’s projects, sax-punk psychonauts Time Dilation Unit, who count brother James Lightfoot and Johnny Barnard amongst their number – the trio have shared stages together in numerous projects, including Joyzine favourites The Fades and Helmholtz Resonators. Their new single ‘The Day The World Turned Dayglo’ also features a vocal turn by Momoe Tasker of awesome queer punk band GUTTS – it was released on streaming services yesterday and we’re delighted to bring you a free download of the track today.
Download ‘The Day The World Turned Dayglo’ (right click to download)
All of the tracks on The Joyzine Advent Calendar are completely free to download without any need to sign up, and if that fills you with the spirit of giving, why not make a donation to our chosen charity Crisis to help with the excellent work they do supporting homeless people in Britain.
Check back every day until Christmas Eve for more free festive musical gifts or check the links below to catch up on what you may have missed so far.
Day One: Oh! Gunquit
Day Two: Vodun
Day Three: West Midlands
Day Four: Peter With Rosie, Hey You Guys!, Peter Richard Adams + Evilwitch
Day Five: Mask
Day Six: The Son Fathers
Day Seven: Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom + 22-Pistepirkko
Day Eight: The Melting Ice Caps
Day Nine: Extradition Order
Day Ten: Those Fucking Snowflakes + Foxcunt
Day Eleven: Real(s)
Day Twelve: Austerity