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Merry Christmas from the Leeds indie scene! The Holidays Are Heavy / Wonderful Christmas Time split has a brand new original song from Menace Beach and a Paul McCartney cover from Cowtown: both tracks are fun and festive, and legitimately high quality. A limited edition 7” treat from Too Pure: only one per customer people!

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Holidays Are Heavy / Wonderful Christmas Time by Menace Beach / Cowtown 1 review. Add your own review. 8/10
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8/10 Staff review, 03 December 2015

I’ve been looking forward to this all week and that’s not something that I can say about every Christmas single. This is a festive split between Leeds alt-rock behemoths Menace Beach and Leeds quirk pop trio Cowtown. The Menace Beach side is dark and angular and explores the harsh underbelly of yuletide -the unseen dark side of the Christmas tree -with a churning, disturbed melody. Are they trying to ruin Christmas for all of us?   Luckily Cowtown are here to get the party started with an incredibly tight and faithful cover of Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’. The squelshy synths from the original are nicely replicated and the only real change is that they’ve lost the ‘ding dongs’  -the slightly pitch-shifted vocals give a slightly manic edge to proceedings  - as if something is about to go terribly wrong at a children’s party. Another plus point? The guitar solo is absolutely nailed. Tremendous fun. I now feel rather festive  - please pass me the Babycham.


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