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Ho Ho Holy Crap It’s Almost Christmas…

24 Dec


Goodness, 2013 has flown by and here we are, what feels like just moments after the summer ended, on the cusp of Christmas and then the New Year. As is customary at this time of year, the festive songs are everywhere and for today Alphabet Bands will be no different.

If you’ve been reading Breaking More Waves these past two days, you’ll know that the big man himself has been in residence, effing and blinding and drinking all the whiskey. Due to contractual restrictions, Santa is unable to make an appearance here as well but that doesn’t matter as we managed to have a good rummage in his record box while his back was turned (chatting up one of the lady elves he was) and grabbed a few tunes for your enjoyment.

We’ll be back after Christmas with more of the best new music and probably some sort of look back over the year, talking about our 2013 and the like. For now though, enjoy the songs, both old and new (and especially the Christmas jumpers from the Air Marshall Landing guys) and have a wonderful few days with family and friends.

Us Baby Bear Bones – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

Port Isla – “Snowfall”

Mahoney and the Moment – “Call Me Back (I’ll Wait Til Christmas)”

Air Marshall Landing – “A Holly Jolly Christmas”

Maps – “Merry Christmas (My Friend)”

Will Bloomfield – “Tower Breakers (Christmas)”

Strangers – “This Year (Christmas Song)”

George Ezra – “Let It Snow”

Heart of a Dog – “Railroad Man”

Lisa Redford – “I Believe In Father Christmas”

Merry Christmas everyone, see you on the other side when our belly will be bulging and our blood type will be Rum.

Free Download: Air Marshal Landing – “Move With You”

30 May

Air Marshall Landing

Filed under ‘Radio Ready’ in the secret (and vast) underground bunker o’tunes that we bloggers frequent to find new music to share with you, come Canadian trio Air Marshal Landing. On discovering where the band was from our mind immediately began to wander, off to the magical world of Nicer America, where there is a donut shop on every corner, moosehead beer on tap at every bar and where every meal comes with a side of bacon and maple syrup.

Sadly these Canadian stereotypes are not true and their police don’t all ride horses either, nor do they say ‘eh?’ at the end of every sentence. Saddened that such a utopia does not exist and on the cusp of plunging into a deep depression, we clicked play on “Move With You”, th opening track of their forthcoming album, You Used To Be Me.

Thank goodness we did as well for the abyss that threatened to swallow us whole soon vanished and was replaced with a sense of optimism. There may not be a Tim Horton’s on every corner of Canada’s streets (every other corner though right?), but at least the country is still producing some quality music.

These three guys Matt Simmonds (bass, keys, vocals, guitars), Cory Adrian (guitars, vocals, bass) and Graham Drummond (drums, synth, percussion) seem to have a very happy go lucky approach to life, describing their music as infectious (like laughter, not disease) and making reference in their bio to various japes and jokes they like to share with fans. This light-heartedness comes through in “Move With You”, a summer-lovin’ hybrid indie-pop-rocker that whips along and works its way under your skin. The elongation of words within the verses in particular provoke a smile or seven and you’ll find yourself humming “teach me a rhythm and I’ll tryyyyyy to move, tryyyyyy to move” just to bob your head to match the undulation of tryyyyyy.

It stirs a familiar feeling within, not quite aural déjà vu, more that it triggers a pleasant sense of recognition. It’s a feeling that could well be quite common by the end of the summer as this deserves a fair bit of radio play once the sun comes out and the days brighten.

You can get a free download of “Move With You” here.

You Used To Be Me is released on 4 June and can be pre-ordered directly from the band.

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