Christmas Music Wrapped 2020


So Christmas is almost upon us but there’s still time to listen to this years Christmas podcast

or last years when the world was more normal

And before we attach ourselves to a drip made up of fine wines and festive ales here are a few festive tracks we missed putting on our podcast this year

Little Boots – “Christmas Will Be Different This Year”

Little Boots channels the disco pop Christmas spirit of ST Etienne with this track specially written to sum up Christmas 2020. She’ll be back with album four in 2021

Sara Noelle – “Christmas Time is Here”

This is The B Side of LA singer-songwriter Sara Noelle’s original Christmas song “Christmas At Sea” ( on the podcast). She reimagines the Vince Guaraldi classic “Christmas Time is Here” and in doing so gives it a modern synthpop twist and imbues it with an uplifting wistful sense of yearning. Her Album “Cover The Blue” is well worth checking out.

RolePlay – “Jingle Bells”

Swedish singer-songwriter and producer Anna Haara Kristofferson best known as lead singer and vocalist with Yassassin and LUST gives us a shimmering dark dream-pop rendition of “Jingle Bells.” Recorded at her home studio in Margate ( and Mixed By Ghost Culture (Daniel Avery, Kelly Lee Owens) there will be a debut Roleplay EP in 2021.

The Long Blondes – “Christmas Is Cancelled “

Sheffield’s The Long Blondes finally release their classic “Christmas Is Cancelled” (don’t tell that dreay herrenvolk shit Laurence Fox FFS) on all digital platforms. Pretty much an anthem for this year’s festive plans.

The Long Blondes formed in Sheffield in 2003 and following a series of highly acclaimed independent singles they signed to Rough Trade Records for two studio albums, Someone to Drive You Home (November 2006) which was produced by Steve Mackey of Pulp and “Couples” (April 2008) which was produced by Erol Alkan. And Kate Jackson was the most stylish frontwoman of the decade.

And staying in Sheffield –

The Lolas – “Gingerbread Man”

Another side project this time its Naomi and Lauren from The Seamonsters with a jaunty track about their ideal man Smile Who is made of ginger.

More Xmas Music ???  Oh go on then ….. 

Alternative Christmas Playlist (Light on the cheese)

Ultimate Christmas Playlist (A Full Fat cheese playlist )

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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