11th December – Les Étoiles / Petter Seander / Monster Bobby

Today we’ve got three songs for you, with two of those (rather quite different) versions of Silent Night.

The first is from Les Étoiles. I first came across Dave and his music via the creative commons label Records On Ribs, set up and run by two of my best friends in Nottingham. His albums (available to download for free from RoR) are beautifully sparse and intimate, almost whispered in delivery, as is this track.

Les Étoiles – Silent Night

Recorded by Dave Fitzpatrick
Mixed and Mastered by Tim Wright
Ghost Noises by Tim Wright
December 2011
Photograph by Lisa Marie Kingo Hostick
Tim Wright
Lisa Marie Kingo Hostick
Les Étoiles

The second track today comes from Sweden’s Petter Seander. He released an EP on Fika Recordings back in the spring, complete with elderflower tea and a special Swedish recipe for hazelnut cookies. Lisa Bouvier, who helped set the label up at the start of the year, had played live and recorded with Petter back in Sweden, so it seemed natural to get him involved with the label, and now, with the advent calendar.

Petter Seander – How I Feel For It

Buy Petter’s Destroyer cassette on Fika Recordings
Petter Seander

On to our second version of Silent Night today from Monster Bobby. You might know Bobby as the man behind The Pipettes or as the founder of A Little Orchestra. Or you might know Bobby as the man who seemingly spent most of Indietracks this year climbing through, under and over hedges (don’t ask). He’s a lovely chap though; here’s his contribution to the advent calendar…

Monster Bobby – Silent Night
Monster Bobby