Spectral Nights Christmas Countdown 2020: Porridge Radio – ‘The Last Time I Saw You (O Christmas)’


It’s been such a strange year and in the spirit of togetherness and community, we’re going to be counting down to Christmas by sharing a selection of our – and our friends’ – favourite festive songs. Today, we’ve chosen ‘The Last Time I Saw You (O Christmas)’ by Porridge Radio. Following a breakthrough year, Porridge…

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Spectral Nights Christmas Countdown 2020: Dream Nails choose ‘Fairytale of New York’ and share their own ‘Lonely Star (Christmas Song)’


It’s been such a strange year and in the spirit of togetherness and community, we’re going to be counting down to Christmas by sharing a selection of our – and our friends’ – favourite festive songs. Today, Dream Nails’ bass player Mimi Jasson talks about festive memories and highlights the important message in the band’s…

Helen Love Glitter Star stream

Helen Love – ‘Glitter Star’ stream


Indie legends Helen Love have released festive single ‘Glitter Star’ and – following a Twitter feud with Kirstie Allsopp two years ago – dedicated it to the ‘queen of making a pile of useless middle class tat into a popular TV series’ and her ‘tinsel-tasselled followers’. Opening with Bis-style chants of ”G-L-I-T-T-E-R, come and make…

Pizzagirl Pizza for Christmas stream

Pizzagirl – ‘Pizza for Christmas’


‘Lonely This Christmas’, ‘Last Christmas’, ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’… All of the best festive songs have an air of melancholy and sadness running through them and now Pizzagirl has contributed his effort, the aptly titled ‘Pizza for Christmas’. Pizzagirl’s trademark ’80s synth beats open the song before a voicemail recording of a loved one…

Bubble & Squeak The Christmas Stick stream Moshi Moshi

Bubble & Squeak – ‘The Christmas Stick’


It’s December and Bubble & Squeak (Girl Ray’s Poppy Hankin and The Boy Least Likely To’s Jof Owen) are here to get you in the festive spirit with a cracking hit called ‘The Christmas Stick’. Released on Moshi Moshi, the slacker-style duet is in the vein of the label’s previous Christmas songs by artists including…