A Very Cornshed Christmas
1. Have A Good Christmas Time
2. It Smells A Lot Like Christmas
Details A Very Cornshed Christmas
It’s been a cracker of a year for The Cornshed Sisters. And what better way to draw the year to a Christmassy climax than to release a double A-sided festive single ‘Have a Good Christmas Time’ / ‘It Smells a Lot Like Christmas’.
The Cornshed Sisters, Jennie, Liz, Cath and Marie, have always had a great affinity with Christmas, having also been born in a manger and having a penchant for expensive gifts from wise fellas.
The Cornshed Sisters celebrate Christmas every year by touring the pubs of Tyneside singing songs, sacred and profane, sometimes for their supper but more often for flagons of port, sherry and anything mulled. This year they have decided to mark the occasion by writing two Christmas songs in their usual bitter sweet style. Both songs relate the anxiety and anticipation of traversing afar to see loved ones over the festive season: ‘Have a Good Christmas Time’ tells of driving 500 miles with no radio for company and jostling Christmas crowds. ‘It Smells a Lot Like Christmas’ relays a series of Christmas snapshots through the most potent of our senses related to memory, smell. ‘Drink instant coffee, and it smells a lot like Christmas, I’ll take the coach home’.
In the spirit of giving, you can download both tracks for absolutely nothing from: http://www.memphis-industries.com/release/a-very-cornshed-christmas/
Once again the recording has Mercury shortlisted Field Music’s Peter Brewis at the helm and was recorded live at Field Music’s Sunderland studio.
Fresh from celebrating the inclusion of their debut album, Tell Tales, in Rough Trade’s top 100 of 2012, The Cornshed Sisters will be playing the following Christmas shows
December 6th, The Gala Theatre, Durham
December 7th, The Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
December 20th, The Black Swan Arts Centre, Newcastle
December 22nd, Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle
December 23rd, The Think Tank, Hoults Yard, Newcastle