The Joyzine Advent Calendar #6: 24 Days of Free Music Downloads – AK/DK

After yesterday’s exclusive non-album track from The Awkward Silences (still avaiable to download here) we’re back on a seasonal tip with an unusual take on a well-worn festive favourite from a band that have garnered rave reviews withing these pages.

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.

Photo by Sarah Brownlow

Brighton synth & drums duo AK/DK‘s third album Shared Particles moved Joyzine’s Paul Cook to declare the release “worthy of an environmentally friendly ticker-tape parade complete with blimps and fireworks” (read the full review here) and after even the most cursory of listens to its deep electro-organic grooves it’s not hard to see why.

They might not be the first band you’d think of to take on Brenda Lee’s rock & roll Christmas playlist staple ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ but they’ve always seemed the type to confound expectations, so perhaps we should have been expecting this sumptuous slice of seasonal retro-futurism all along.

Download ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’
If you enjoy this track please consider making a donation to the #saveourvenues campaign

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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
Day 4: Salt The Snail + Dead Horse
Day 5: The Awkward Silences


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