Right in time for 1st December (very prompt, lads!) Catholic Action have shared a pair of festive singles to get everyone in the spirit.
‘No Angels’ - a debauched and jangly delve into drinking too much and slumping in front of the telly - sees singer Chris McCrory crooning “you can’t have sex at Christmas, can’t make love or screw, you can’t have sex at Christmas, television and food”. It’s a slightly strange contender for a killer chorus, but y’know what? It sort of works.
B-Side ‘New Year (Christmas Miracle Mix)’ meanwhile brings a new take on ‘New Year’ from the Scottish band’s debut album. It packs in its fair share of cheesy string-bends and heartbreak, too, along with a dystopian news sample announcing the cancelation of Christmas altogether.
“You can’t listen to as much 70s music without harbouring a massive desire to write a Christmas song,” reasoned the band in a press release. “It’s something we’ve always wanted to do as a band but never have. However, when Noddy Holder walked passed us in the street in Edinburgh last year, just after we’d spoke about doing it - we took that as a sign from above. Next year we would write and record a Christmas single! And would you look at that, we’ve made you a Christmas B-side too from one of our album tracks!”
There we go! Thanks, Noddy Holder, for providing the inspiration. Have a listen to both songs below, and if you feel so inclined, pick up the physical single (which comes with a Christmas card from the band) here.