23rd Christmas – Audio AntiHero

One of the highlights of this year has been meeting and working with a whole new wave of young labels and creative folk. Claypipe, Odd Box, 2nd Language, Fika, Pull Yourself Together and Audio Antihero are all doing it for love and not money. You should give them your love AND your money though.

My hope is that as a childless old fuck these young scamps will come round and feed and clean me when I’m put in the home. Bearing that thought in mind, today’s advent gifts are all from Jamie Halliday from Audio Antihero. Over to you Jamie. – Darren

Audio Antihero: Specialists in Commercial Suicide has been running since late 2009. I haven’t had a good Christmas since 2008. I’m hoping this year will change that.

The three songs we’re offering come from some of Audio Antihero’s  favourite sons…brothers in arms…failures of the real world…champions of the internet…bitches of the blogosphere. Enjoy.

Benjamin Shaw & Fighting Kites – ‘This Christmas (I Just Want To Be Left Alone)’

A one off collaboration from our miserable backstabber Benjamin Shaw and our very own Shadows reborn, Fighting Kites. It’s pretty odd to hear Shaw’s lyrical spark combined with genuine musical proficiency, much less a brass section…no complaints though.

Benjamin Shaw and Fighting Kites – This Christmas (I Just Want To Be Left Alone)

Benjamin Shaw’s “There’s Always Hope, There’s Always Cabernet is out now. Fighting Kites can be heard on “Split” with Broken Shoulder.

Broken Shoulder – ’Stiller Nite’

It takes a special kind of Audio Antihero to re-interpret ‘Silent Night’ in German, instrumentally, while leading the piece with a Southeast Asian instrument called a khene. But that’s BroSho.

Broken Shoulder – Stiller Nite

Broken Shoulder appears on ”Split” with Fighting Kites and his debut “Broken Shoulderrr”.

Nosferatu D2 – ‘It’s Christmas Time (For God’s Sake)’

When the Nosferatu D2 album first came out in October 2009, people seemed to really like us. That sadly did not last past Christmas 2009. Nevertheless, this is the final track on our first release and I’ll be more than happy if this is the last Audio Antihero released song you hear in 2011. But do come back for more.

Nosferatu D2 – It’s Christmas Time (For God’s Sake)
Nosferatu D2’s “We’re Gonna Walk Around This City With Our Headphones On To Block Out The Noise” is available now.

Happy Birthday to you, Kathleen. X