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Friday, December 19, 2014

Faerground Attraction

From: Sheffield, England

Faerground Accidents

Today we take a brief break from the glut of Christmas related songs on the blog (don't worry there are still more on their way) for a late entry to the candidates for the Devil's top 14 for 2014. We Hate Same Things the debut from Sheffield "psychotic pop" group Faerground Accidents sounds like late 60s Bowie fronting the Smiths taking it mighty close to the top of my list of most wonderful things in the universe.

If the recent BBC Music Awards made you worried about the state of the UK music scene then fear not here is one reason to be hopeful and optimistic about 2015. 

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Going Underground #28

Christmas Underground

As we build up to the most wonderful day of the year tonight I present to you a Going Underground Christmas special with five festive tracks from the Scottish underground. Thanks to Scottish Fiction for helping to point me in the direction of the best Christmas songs from the Celtic fringe.

Ballboy - Merry Christmas to the Drunks, Merry Christmas to the Lovers



Behold, the Old Bear - Christmas Stalking



The Spook School - Bah Humbug



Evil Hand - Around The Tree



Flutes - Matchsticks (Geez A Kiss)