The Joyzine Advent Calendar – 24 Days of Free Music Downloads! #13: The Fades + Silent Star

Yesterday we reached the halfway mark in this year’s Joyzine Advent Calendar with a Cruel Nature Records special featuring tracks from Distant Animals and Omnibael – get your free downloads here. Today we have another double helping of free downloads from an upcoming gig featuring a longstanding Joyzine favourite.

As always, the tracks are completely free to download and there’s no need to sign up to any mailing lists to access the songs (though if you’d like to you can join ours here), but if you’re enjoying the tunes we’d love you to make a donation to the wonderful charity Help Musicians, who offer health and welfare support to musicians at all stages of their lives.

Let’s see who’s bringing the Advent Calendar treats today…

This Friday sees the live return of West London soul punks The Fades, headlining a bill featuring a huge array of Joyzine favourites. Support comes from indie disco miscreants Subliminal Girls (who we interviewed last week), coldwave two-piece Silent Star and new band Dead Patrons who count members of Hot Sauce Pony and Les Futiles amongst their number. They’ll all be taking the stage at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston-Upon-Thames on 17th December, with tickets a bargain £5 (full details here) and today we’ve got free downloads from two bands from the line-up.

Headliners The Fades recently released new single ‘People In General (PIG)’, featuring Les ‘Fruitbat’ Carter (Carter USM / Abdoujaparov), which was premiered here on Joyzine. Today we have an exclusive mix of that track, focused on Les’ woozy spoken word contribution to the track, along with the original single version. The single is the first taste of a new album due for release next year and Friday’s gig will be the first live outing for this new material.

Download ‘People In General (Les Ending Mix)
Download ‘People In General (Original Single Mix)

Find out more on The Fades’ official website

Also performing on the night, Silent Star, the London-based duo of Patrick Barrett and Andrew Bowker, are described as “exploring melody, melancholy and brutalism with steady dance beats that march hypnotically through sparkling electronic swirls while evoking the rhythm of concrete walls”.

They’ve provided their track ‘To Hell or Hackney (Too Late)’ for today’s Advent Calendar.

Download ‘To Hell or Hackney (Too Late)

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If you enjoy today’s tracks, please consider making a donation to Help Musicians

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

#1: Piney Gir – Everybody Knows It’s Christmas
#2: Lost Map Records: Gordon McIntyre – You and Me and The Ghosts of Christmas Past
#3: Hey You Guys! – I’m Sorry, Peter With Rosie – The Oxen + Peter Richard Adams – The Roaring Twenties
#4: Salt The Snail – Matador Print
#5: Dead Horse – Eating The Reindeer
#6: Blang Records: Sergeant Buzfuz – In The Bleak Midwinter, Paul Hawkins (Awkward Silences) – Christmas Doesn’t Love Me, Faux Fibbers – All The Nutters Come Out At Christmas
#7: The Scaramanga Six – Dog Form
#8: Hatcham Social – If You Go Down To The Woods Today (Three Cheers for Our Team)
#9: Alcopop! Records – Beach Riot – Modern Dinosaur, Frauds – Woke Life, Tokky Horror – Eden on Acid
#10: The Mining Co. – Last Stop for Tired Reindeer
#11: Sonic Tonic: Firestations – Long Year City, The Leaf Library – Tired Ghost, Shattercones – In The Bleak Midwinter, Maggie The Cat – The Cherry Tree Carol, Naomi In Blue – Colour of Blue
#12: Cruel Nature Records: Distant Animals – Hyperacusis, Omnibael – The Repetition

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