The Lost Brothers have a really nice Christmas charity single available this year called “Little Angel” with some trademark harmonies, pedal steel and brass!
It’s available for free download on Soundcloud but the band asks that people who download the song make a donation to a children's charity of their choice. It’s also available from all good digital stores with 100% of the profit going to UNICEF which all sounds very reasonable.
Here’s the Soundcloud link
This tour follows a headline run in November for EofE, which saw the band play 11 UK dates including a rockin' night out at a packed Borderline in London.
24th February – Glasgow, Audio
25th February – Newcastle, Think Tank
26th February – Manchester, Sound Control
27th February – York, Fibbers
28th February – London, Underworld
1st March – Bristol, The Exchange
3rd March – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
4th March – Stoke, Sugarmill
5th March – Nuneaton, Queens Hall
7th March – Gloucester, Guildhall
8th March – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
As the nights draw in and the snow begins to settle, spare a thought for Mrs Christmas this festive season. Whilst Santa enjoys celebrity status and waltzing off on his annual world tour, Mrs Christmas hits the Sherry and gets a few things off her chest.
'Another Messy Christmas' by Dan Michaelson is released as a free download this week and tells the story from the side of Santa's ever tolerant wife, who has spent at least the last 250 Christmases keeping herself warm.
GET 'ANOTHER MESSY CHRISTMAS' FOR FREE via Soundclound
Here's an original idea for a Christmas gift for the musical connoisseur of the family. As part of a Universal Records reissue of four LPs on vinyl by Stereo MC's, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Level 42. The Zappa Family Trust have released a freshly remastered 40th Anniversary Edition of Frank Zappa’s Apostrophe (’) on 180-gram vinyl. Cut directly from the original quarter-inch stereo analog master tapes, the special edition of the iconic 1974 album is out now in time for Christmas.
Including “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” and “Cosmik Debris” amongst its original nine tracks, Apostrophe (’) was actually Frank's highest-charting album, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. The Gold-certified album has been remastered for vinyl by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and manufactured for the world at Pallas Group in Germany.
Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. The official biography: Frank Zappa, American composer, fl. 1940-1993.