Sunday, 25 November 2007
Malcolm Middleton For Christmas #1!
All round genius and former member of one of my favourite bands ever, Arab Strap, Malcolm Middleton is going for Christmas #1 this year. The single 'We're All Going To Die' is out on the 17th December, it's amazing and unintentionally festive. The song is taken from the brilliant 'A Brighter Beat' LP, easily one of the best albums of the year. Malcolm said this of the single;
"Christmas is the best time for a song like this to be released into the mainstream consciousness, especially now in 2007...People don't want to be lied to by Cliff Richard any more. It's maybe time they we're told what's really waiting for them inside their Christmas stockings. Dying is a bit like writing a letter to Santa, unless you've been a good boy or girl, you're fucked."
Bright and breezy as always Malcolm! But don't worry, it's not all bad!
“Although at first seemingly negative, the song is intended to make people think about being alive and making the most of our time here, which to me are your generic ‘Xmas’ themes.”
Please support this cause. If you hate the idea of which ever egotistical toad wins X Factor automatically getting the Christmas #1 spot, buy this record. Make Simon Cowell realise he has lost the plot and can't just release anything. Don't be
an idiot and pre-order a song YOU HAVEN'T EVEN HEARD YET, as happened last year. People were buying the song before it had even been recorded, before the winner of X Factor had even been decided! That is not buying music, that is buying what you're told. In the interests of this not happening to Malcolm, listen to 'We're All Going To Die' on his Myspace here.
If you like it, buy it.
Also join the facebook group "Give Malcolm Middleton The Christmas NUMBER 1!!"here