The Joyzine Advent Calendar #4: 24 Days of Free Music Downloads – Salt The Snail + Dead Horse

Yesterday’s Advent Calendar window brought a double hleping of festive delights from Oh!Gunquit and The Kecks (you can still download them here) and today we’ve another double-header for you, though with a decidedly less Christmassy feel.

As always, the tracks are completely free to to download and there’s no need to sign up to any mailing lists to access the tracks (though if you’d like to you can join ours here), but with the UK’s independent music venues in peril following almost a year of covid restrictions, we’d love you to make a donation to the Music Venue Trust‘s #saveourvenues campaign if you enjoy these tracks. You can make a donation to the fund, or to a specific venue of your choice here.

Salt The Snail – Triple Peaks (demo)
We first crossed paths with Widnes post-hardcore quintet Salt The Snail at Portals Festival, wandering the crowd, distributing vegetables and filling North London venue Aces & Eights with soap bubbles. We were instantly hooked. Since then the band have been entertaining us with a virtual tour of the UK’s independent music venues (part one here, more to follow soon) and released excellent new single ‘Maaate’ (watch the video here). They’re currently working on their debut EP, which a version of today’s track ‘Triple Peaks’ will feature on (in the band’s own words “It will be short but it will hit like hell”) and are gearing up for an actual live performance at Cardiff’s Pwer Festival in May.

We asked the Salt the Snail for a few words on the festive season:

“SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS… AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?”
I’ve stayed in my house all year because we are in a national lockdown John, stop judging us!
2021 we are going to keep pushing our music out, working around whatever restrictions we have to to bring you new songs, videos and merchandise… hopefully we can all have a pint together at some point too.

Download ‘Triple Peaks (demo)‘
If you enjoy this track please consider making a donation to the #saveourvenues campaign

Keep up to date with Salt The Snail on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Bandcamp

Dead Horse – Feral Woman
Regular Joyzine readers will be familiar with the members of London punk trio Dead Horse from their varied past musical endeavours (Love Buzzard, Scab Hand, Holy Glam, Rumour Mill) and their new venture more than lives up to the glorious noise of their previous bands.

‘Feral Woman’ is taken from their debut EP, released earlier this year and the band had planned to head back to Bristol’s Humm Studios to record its follow up this month, but with the city in tier 3 lockdown, we’re going to have to wait a little longer to hear what they have in store for us.

As well as a free download of the track below, we’re also delighted to bring you the premiere of the track’s video:

Download ‘Feral Woman‘
If you enjoy this track please consider making a donation to the #saveourvenues campaign

Keep up to date with Dead Horse on Facebook / Instagram / Spotify

Come back tomorrow for more exclusive tracks + check out the tracks from previous windows, all of which are still available to download:

Day 1: Piney Gir ft. Roxys + MJ Hibbett
Day 2: Brixton Hill Studio Band + Friends
Day 3: Oh!Gunquit + The Kecks

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