With Christmas at our door step, cult punk troubadour Patrik Fitzgerald has teamed up with Norwegian ensemble LEMUR to release a fitting single for the season. Entitled ‘No Santa Clauses’, the single is out now through Crispin Glover Records and is backed by B Side ‘With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm’, an old music hall song from 1934. Both dark and delightful, ‘No Santa Clauses’ depicts the horrors of poor small children who were forced to sweep chimneys, a prominent practice in England in the late 18th and 19th century. The track is offered with a brilliant animated video made by The Branch and you can watch it below.
The triumphant musical force that is AMOR have just released an astonishingly ecstatic and infectiously catchy new record. Entitled AMOR/LEMUR, it features Norwegian ensemble LEMUR and follows their wonderful and jubilant 2018 debut album Sinking Into A Miracle. The Glasgow quartet, made up of multi-instrumentalist and improviser Richard Youngs, Turner nominated artist Luke Fowler, drummer Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand) and Norwegian composer and double-bassist Michael Francis Duch (LEMUR), have now shared the opening track ‘Unravel’. If you haven’t heard it yet, we very much advise you to just drop whatever you’re doing and have a dance. The track comes with a video made by Glasgow artist Torsten Luschmann. Here it is.