Thursday, 6 December 2012

The B of the Bang - In The Bleak Midwinter

The third and final free Christmas download that we’re featuring on Breaking More Waves comes from The B of the Bang. Having been locked away in the studio for some time recording their second album Tremors & Nosebleeds: The Melodies of a Malady the group quietly uploaded new material in the form of Wander (Through The Night) to You Tube just over a month ago. (Video here)

Today we’re featuring their take on In The Bleak Midwinter, a song that has been tackled by everyone from Annie Lennox to Chas & Dave. It’s a weirdly spectral version of the evocative carol, like a lost tune from Twin Peaks with twangy and detuned guitars and a languidly sad cold-turkey voice. This is as dimly-lit and depressingly meditative as you can probably get and will make you remember that not everything about Christmas is about tinsel, Slade and granny getting a bit tipsy whilst making suggestive comments at your boyfriend / girlfriend.

If you like In The Bleak Midwinter you can download it for free until the download limit is reached. If you do so, why not go to The B of the Bang Facebook page and give them a like or when the track appears on Hype Machine show it some love. 

The B of the Bang return to the live front on December 15th at a special Christmas gig for fans of pie and records. More details here.

This represents the end of what we’ve called Christmas Waves Volume 1. You can listen to (and download) all the songs from this online EP here just the ticket for people who like Christmas and free stuff really. Thank you to all the participating artists – Curxes, Alice Jemima and The B of the Bang, who agreed to record and give away these songs for Breaking More Waves. 

We’re taking a short break from the blog tomorrow and over the weekend but will be back on December 10th with a series of posts running down our ten favourite albums of the year.

The B of the Bang - In The Bleak Midwinter

1 comment:


Thanks for this.... THE most underrated xmas tune.