Alexander’s Festival Hall featuring The Birthday Girl - Hey Santa Black Snow

from Darren Hayman & Fika Recordings advent calendar by Various Artists

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This song was a joint project between Alexander’s Festival Hall and The Birthday Girl who plays and sings in the Vatican Cellars.

She wanted to a Christmas song and we started channelling some unhappy-goths-attempt-to-find-the-reason-for-the-season type narratives at the beginning, but this fairly doomladen strumfest (Black snow at Xmas) was just too depressing to finish. However… we looped a little section of it and realised you could drop a more perky uptempo number about Santa being this slightly awful and untrustworthy uncle figure over the top. The Birthday Girl added a few choice morsels of Southern States American personal history to, ah, spice things up and the results is well… I guess give it a listen! – Alex


from Darren Hayman & Fika Recordings advent calendar, released January 12, 2011


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