Playlist 381 - Dec 8 2015

A few wonky Christmas numbers at the top of the show this week. Tex Ritter giving Santa a bit of western swing, The Three Suns bringing some excellent cheese (thank you Trunk Records) and Astrocolour taking a more laid back, Air-ish approach to some classics of the season.

Then a bunch of stuff that will be featuring in my Best of 2015 -
The Drink, glorious twisting guitar shapes
Field Music, horns on top of superior prog pop
The Chills, heartlifting jangle pop
Lee Hazlewood, a reissue but an absolute treasue of this year
Robert Forster, elegaic, poetic, playful, wonderful.

And Anderson (below), an Irish singer songwriter of substance and class. I like the way his jacket fits.

More on these pages.

Dec 8 2015 w Xmas Tunes, Field Music, The Drink, The Chills, Polar Bear, Anderson, Robert Forster++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 381
Tues Dec 8 2015
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Tex Ritter & His Texans – Christmas carols by the old corral
The Three Suns – Santa Claus is comin to town
Astrocolour – Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
Lee Hazlewood – Not the lovin’ kind
Patrick Freeman – Butterfly (playing Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Dec 12)
Anderson – History (playing Button Factory, Dublin, Dec 9)
Robert Forster - And I knew (playing La 2, Barcelona, Jan 14)
The Comet Is Coming – Neon baby
Melt Yourself Down – Dot to dot
Polar Bear – No more goodbyes
Field Music – The noisy days are over (playing Rough Trade East, London, Feb 10)
The Drink – I can't sleep (playing Grand Social, Dublin, Jan 20)
The Chills – When the poor can reach the moon
Pure Bathing Culture – She shakes (playing The Lexington, London, Jan 27)
Benjamin Schoos – I love you
Tame Impala - The less I know the better

*next week's show features music from Julia Holter, Jóhann Jóhannsson & Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi among others

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