Despondently cynically of Christmas cheer, the Monolith Cocktail nevertheless attempts to join in with the seasonal tidings of goodwill to all, with an alternative to the usual fare of ropey, savoury and saccharine, shopping mall to High Street, TV advert doleful, tat. Instead our carols and new music selection is full of self doubt, remorse and delusion and often stares into the abyss, with artists challenging the accepted de facto hypocrisy and less unpalatable miasma of commercial greed. Though saying that, there are also some ‘mull wine’ warming takes on some stirring standards and plaintive nods to the true spirit of Christmas to be found.
So enjoy the following examples of bastardised jazz fuckery, a Les Mumbles ‘a day in the life of poor Mrs.Claus’ lament, bauble overloaded compilations and kitsch.
Maps ft. Polly Scattergood ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’
Jack Henderson ft. Joan As A Police Women ‘Bethlehem’
John MOuse ‘When A Child Is Born’
Lady North ‘Laydee Norf’s “Creepy Basturt Christmas”’
Bethany Weimers ‘Winter Heart (Flights Of Helios Remix)’
Dan Michaelson ‘Another Messy Christmas’
Provincials ‘Jesus Christ’