On the Joyzine Advent Calendar we’re giving away free downloads of tracks by artists that we love (including plenty of exclusives and a fair few festive favourites) every day until Christmas Eve on what, as far as we’re aware (and we’re always happy to be corrected), is the longest running such calendar on the web.
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 Child Poverty Action Group, who work on behalf of the more than one in four children currently growing up in poverty in the UK by providing support to families navigating the social security system, taking legal action to challenge unjust decisions and campaigning for change. You can make a donation on this link.
For day six, we’ve another exclusive peek at an album due to see the light of day in 2023, this time from London via Warrington post-punk conceptualists Extradition Order, who having previously released docu-punk albums telling the stories of the Kennedy dynasty and father of the atom bomb J. Robert Oppenheimer have now turned their gaze on American food writer M.F.K. Fisher for their forthcoming LP Poet of the Appetites. Having loved delving into the lives of historical figures who I knew a little about on their previous records, I’m intrigued to hear one investigating someone about whom I know absolutely nothing, and if anyone can be counted on for an exploration as interesting musically as their subject matter, it’s Extradition Order.
Today we have an exclusive download of album track ‘Bold’ – we caught up with lyricist and guitarist Alastair Harper to find out more.
What have you been up to in 2022?
This year we spent finishing up our next record which is a concept album about the life of midcentury American food writer MFK Fisher. I know, jumping on the band wagon again… We have also been trying to remember what it’s like to play live with the odd gig. Humans are weird looking in 3D.
What do you have planned for next year?
I hope this record comes out, becomes part of the pantheon of MFK Fisher multimedia that is taking the world and TikTok by storm and we ride that stormy wave into the hearts of every boy, girl and nonbinary youngling on the planet. I think, in many ways, I’m the next Harry Styles. Tbf our last record was about Robert Oppenheimer and now they’re making a Major Hollywood Movie about him starring the Stars and I assume it’s all soundtracked by us, so there you are.
What makes the perfect Christmas song?
I have a theory that there is an attrition problem with good Christmas songs. Everyone tries to find a slightly more obscure one than they dug last year but in doing so they popularise it and it becomes another obvious Christmas hit. Look what happened to Christmas Wrapping in the last couple of years. It’s gone down the dark pathway of the Pogues into being something Dermot OLeary calls cool. Ask not for whom the bell jingles, the Sonics, as it jingles for you.
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Check back every day until Christmas Eve for more free music – if you’ve missed a day, you’ll find all of this year’s tracks so far on the links below. Merry Christmas everyone!
Day One: Piney Gir – Do Good For Goodness Sake
Day Two: Lost Map Records present Firestations – Swim Under The Winter
Day Three: LOUD WOMEN present Killdren – Expect a Crimewave
Day Four: Scratchy Records present The Rocks, Jonny Cola & The A-Grades, Bromide + Coach Hop
Day Five: Deux Furieuses – Bring Down The Government Home Demo