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(Holiday!) Video of the Moment #1073: Kids in Glass Houses

 
By on Sunday, 16th December 2012 at 6:00 pm
 

I just knew there’d be a video for this Kids in Glass Houses holiday-themed song ‘Secret Santa’, I knew it! It fits neatly into the cheesy boy band-y history of putting out a Crimma single, and the video is suitably dorky. I say that with love: I miss being the kind of kid that would have loved this as a teenager. Watch it below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMTjjKHV3w0[/youtube]

 

(Holiday!) Video of the Moment #1072: Tracey Thorn

 
By on Sunday, 16th December 2012 at 2:00 pm
 

Ex-Everything and the Girl‘s Tracey Thorn awfully likes making albums with a holiday theme, doesn’t she? Her latest, ‘Tinsel and Lights’, is again a Christmas record, and here is the video for ‘Joy’, which allows Thorn to traipse around Christmas-decorated London in all its glory. Watch it below.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/54863904[/vimeo]

 

To Kill a King releases charity holiday compilation ‘Ralph’s Balcony – The Collection’ in aid of London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

 
By on Wednesday, 12th December 2012 at 10:00 am
 

London’s To Kill a King – who landed at the #8 position on our readers’ 10 for 2013 poll – have put together a special compilation for the holidays for a great charity.

‘Ralph’s Balcony – The Collection’ was initially conceptualised by lead singer Ralph Pelleymounter as a video series featuring collaborations from the likes of Bastille, Emily Wood, Maud in Cahoots, Holly Walker, Melodica, Melody, and Me, The Title Sequence, Youth Imperial, Professor Penguin, and We Were Evergreen that all took place up on the balcony of his 15th floor Shoreditch flat.

The accompanying album is now available for purchase on their Bandcamp at the price you name. All profits go to London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. As someone who personally spent a lot of her childhood in and out of children’s hospitals, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this is one charity worthy of your generosity this holiday season. For a taster, you can watch below the video for track #19, which featured in episode XX of Ralph’s Balcony.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3_TWoskKV4[/youtube]

 

Crowns / Big Issue awareness free gigs / December 2012

 
By on Monday, 10th December 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Cornwall’s Crowns are embarking on a tour to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless this holiday season. The band says of this series of free shows, “we respect the Big Issue’s motto of ‘a hand up, not a hand out’ – so we’ll do all we can on this trip to boost the vendors sales and raise awareness of the charity’s fine work”. What fine young gentlemen.

They will appear Thursday at the Big Issue distribution centre and have appearances scheduled in Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham and London from Friday through next Tuesday. How can you get involved? If you want the band to come and play at your school, youth club, record shop, home, corner shop, then contact the band. If you can provide accommodation for the band, then get in touch, email email crownsband@gmail.com.

Crowns have also just been announced to appear at SXSW 2013 and we couldn’t be more pleased for them.

Thursday 13th December 2012 – Glasgow Big Issue distribution centre
Friday 14th December 2012 – Liverpool and Manchester
Saturday 15th December / Sunday 16th December 2012 – Sheffield and Leeds
Monday 17th December 2012 – Nottingham and Birmingham
Tuesday 18th December 2012 – London

 

(Charity / Holiday!) Video of the Moment #1058: The Killers

 
By on Wednesday, 5th December 2012 at 6:00 pm
 

Following on from last year’s World AIDS Day charity single ‘The Cowboys’ Christmas Song’, the Killers have released ‘I Feel It in My Bones’ featuring Ryan Pardey for this year’s campaign. World AIDS Day takes place worldwide every year on the 1st of December.

Sales of this single will benefit (RED). For another way to contribute to the cause is to purchase the Tiesto-compiled ‘Dance (Red) Save Lives’ album, now available also on iTunes.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECHv5KV4ZuM[/youtube]

 

(Holiday!) Video of the Moment #670: Bear Driver

 
By on Friday, 23rd December 2011 at 6:00 pm
 

Leeds band Bear Driver have released the video for ‘Let the Cold’, a wistful look at the longer, more carefree days of summer. Seems pretty fitting in the dead of winter: they went to Coney Island in New York City for the day, which of course is deserted in winter. ‘Let the Cold’ will be the other A to the double-A sided single the band will be releasing with ‘Never Never’ (previous Video of the Moment here).

Even if it is not warm where you find yourself this holiday season, we hope you can, at least, wrap yourselves with the warmth of love from your friends and family you hold dear. Us writers will be taking a well-deserved break until Tuesday, the 3rd of January 2012. So until then, happy holidays and have a wonderful start to the new year. And best wishes from everyone here at TGTF!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUovCKSJUos[/youtube]

 
 
 

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