Christmas is a time for catching up with old friends and today we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive free track from an artist who has featured on more of our calendars than any other.
It just would not be The Joyzine Advent Calendar without Piney Gir and, though our records from the early years are a little patchy, we’re pretty sure that she’s featured every year since 2005! Piney’s music has been through all manner of manifestations since then, most recently with the dark psychedelic pop of her latest album You Are Here, but regardless of the form she has an unparallelled knack for capturing the spirit of the season.
This year Piney has recorded a special festive version of ‘Universe’ from her previous album Mr Hyde’s Wild Ride, and you can download it exclusively on the link below.
Piney Gir plays one last solo show for 2020 at the Lexington in Islington alongside The School and will kick off the new year with gigs at The Sebright Arms, Hackney on 29th Jan (solo) supporting The Ralfe Band, The Finsbury in Finsbury Park on February 14th for Get In Her Ears’ special Valentines show (full band) and at The Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Centre in Oxford on 13th March with Fiona Bevan and Samantha Whates.
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
Day Thirteen: Nini Bong + Time Dilation Unit ft. Momoe Tasker (GUTTS)
Day Fourteen: Muscle Vest
Day Fifteen: First Timers Fest – Big Joanie, Charmpit, Breakup Haircut, IRN Brunette, Halaca + Bitch Hunt
Day Sixteen: Sebastian Melmoth + Aug Stone