It is December, which means (decent) seasonal and festive songs are now fair game!
So, to kick us off we have a new Christmas offering from Low, a band with an unparalleled pedigree when it comes to releasing seasonal aural delights. Their eight-song 1999 EP Christmas is one of best Christmas records ever.
To coincide with the start of their UK & Ireland tour – on which they’re set to play tracks from the above mentioned EP – the Duluth trio present a brand new festive recording. Some Hearts (at Christmas Time) finds Mimi Parker’s lead vocal soaring above Alan Sparhawk’s own artfully processed vocal and plaintive guitar motif.
The song comes with a short message from the band: “To friends who have moved away and friends who have passed on this year. To one and all, especially those who are alone, we wish you a Merry Christmas and new hope for the new year. May we all find ways to lift each other. With love, Mimi, Alan and Steve.”
Stream it below. Tour dates too – though most are already sold out!
01 December – Norwich – Arts Centre (SOLD OUT)
02 December – Buxton – Opera House
03 December – Brighton – St. Georges (SOLD OUT)
05 December – London – Union Chapel (SOLD OUT)
06 December – London – Union Chapel (SOLD OUT)
07 December – Bristol – St. Georges (SOLD OUT)
08 December – Salford – Eagle Inn* (SOLD OUT)
09 December – Halifax – Minster (SOLD OUT)
10 December – Glasgow – St. Lukes Church (SOLD OUT)
12 December – Belfast – Empire
13 December – Dublin – Christchurch (SOLD OUT)
14 December – Kilkenny – Set Theatre