Indie Rockers Answer ’12 Questions of Christmas’ @Junction25UK @Hello_Casanova @Wearepartisan @FalseHeads

As a lead up to the Christmas Eve arrival of the jolly fat man in the red and white suit, I asked lads from five of my favorite indie bands to divulge some of their Christmas secrets.

You have before you their answers to “The 12 Questions of Christmas.”

Junction253
Junction 25
Lewis Hall, Callum Sanderson and James Akins, from Nottingham, England, answered as a group:

1. Favorite Christmas song?
“Fairytale of New York,” the Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl)

2. Favorite Christmas movie or holiday show?
“Home Alone”

3. Must-have holiday food?
Pigs in blankets

4. Favorite Christmas tradition?
Drink alcohol

5. Favorite Christmas memory?
Waking up hung over and opening presents

6. Best Christmas present ever?
A guitar

7. Christmastime guilty pleasure?
Over eating/ over drinking

8. What decorations are on your Christmas tree?
Silver
9. What is your elf name?
Sanchez

10. What would you like to find under your Christmas tree? (Money is no object)
Katy Perry

11. What’s in your Christmas stocking?
Nothing yet

12. Who are you kissing under the mistletoe?
Katy Perry

 

Give them a listen on Soundcloud and give them a much deserved follow on Twitter @junction25UK. Their website is http://www.junction25.com/music/. Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/Junction25UK/?fref=ts

 

 

Falseheads44
False Heads
Luke Griffiths, vocalist and guitarist for the East London/West Sussex band, answered:

1. Favorite Christmas song?
“Fairytale of New York.” All the others are fucking shit.

2. Favorite Christmas movie or holiday show?
“The Office” (UK) Christmas special or “The Muppets Christmas Carol”

3. Must-have holiday food?
Fuck knows haha … erm … cold meat and mash on boxing day.

4. Favorite Christmas tradition?
Stealing presents off the local orphans.

5. Favorite Christmas memory?
Errrr … two Christmas Eves’ ago, when it was my mates last day at a pub we go to and he just gave us free booze all night.

6. Best Christmas present ever?
Probably my guitar.

7. Christmastime guilty pleasure?
“It’s a Wonderful Life.”

8. What decorations are on your Christmas tree?
My mum does it, blue and gold themed shit on it.

9. What is your elf name?
Me – El Mumblo
Jake (Elliott) – El Dongo
Barney (Nash) – Dinner Lady

10. What would you like to find under your Christmas tree? (Money is no object)
Thom Yorke

11. What’s in your Christmas stocking?
A fuzz pedal.

12. Who are you kissing under the mistletoe?
My girlfriend Kerri.

 

You can find False Heads at:

 

 

 

Blindpilots
Andy Green
Andy Green, left, a one-man band who really can do it all, answered:

1. Favorite Christmas song?
“Stop The Cavalry,” Jona Lewie

2. Favorite Christmas movie or holiday show?
“Seinfeld ” The Strike (The Festivus Episode!)

3. Must-have holiday food?
Xmas Pudding

4. Favorite Christmas tradition?
Boxing Day Football

5. Favorite Christmas memory?
First time I saw “Home Alone” (1990-91)

6. Best Christmas present ever?
WWE wrestling ring, with steel cage, belts and commentators (that’s gotta hurt Gene!)

7. Christmastime guilty pleasure?
“Elf” … thought I’m not sure how guilty I feel!

8. What decorations are on your Christmas tree?
There’s more decorations than tree!

9. What is your elf name?
Not so Magic Mike

10. What would you like to find under your Christmas tree? (Money is no object)
2 sausage dogs with top hats on!

11. What’s in your Christmas stocking?
A feeling of emptiness!

12. Who are you kissing under the mistletoe?
My wife (unless Emma Watson is free … even then my wife!)

 

You can find solo work by Andy here https://andygreenmusic.bandcamp.com/releases and follow him on Twitter at @GrunAndy

 

ForeignAffairs44

Hello Casanova
The lads from Armagh, Northern Ireland, took turns. Here are the answers from Martin Miller, Ethan Williamson, Matthew Irwin and Ben Martin:

1. Favorite Christmas song?
“Last Christmas,” by Wham (Matt)

2. Favorite Christmas movie or holiday show?
“Jingle All the Way” ( Ethan)

3. Must-have holiday food?
Gammon (Ben)

4. Favorite Christmas tradition?
Drinking malt wine ( Martin )

5. Favorite Christmas memory?
Every Christmas dinner ( Matt )

6. Best Christmas present ever?
Guitar ( Ethan )

7. Christmastime guilty pleasure?
Eating selection boxes at once ( Ben )

8. What decorations are on your Christmas tree?
All of them ( Martin )

9. What is your elf name?
Vladimir ( Matt )

10. What would you like to find under your Christmas tree? (Money is no object)
A duck load of presents ( Ethan )

11. What’s in your Christmas stocking?
Coal ( Ben )

12. Who are you kissing under the mistletoe?
Everyone who shows up hai ( Martin )

 

Hello Casanova is online on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/hellocasanovaa/,   Twitter @Hello_Casanova, and Instagram: hellocasanovaofficial  matt_irwin96  ethanwilliamsonfa  martinmillerfab .

 

 

Partisan4

Partisan
Stuart Armstrong, vocalist and guitarist for Partisan, answered the questions:

1. Favorite Christmas song?
“Thank God it’s Christmas,” Queen

2. Favorite Christmas movie or holiday show?
“Home Alone”

3. Must-have holiday food?
Can it be drink? Amaretto

4. Favorite Christmas tradition?
Decorating the tree

5. Favorite Christmas memory?
Playing a gig Xmas Eve

6. Best Christmas present ever?
Anything other than socks!

7. Christmastime guilty pleasure?
Playing with the kids’ toys and pretending they were for them

8. What decorations are on your Christmas tree?
Tinsel, baubles and lights

9. What is your elf name?
Stu – Fatty Vonbismark
Dan (Albon) – Yule Silvercrackers
Rob (Jones) – Partridge Snoozeberry

10. What would you like to find under your Christmas tree? (Money is no object)
Gibson Les Paul junior guitar

11. What’s in your Christmas stocking?
Don’t know yet it’s a secret from Santa

12. Who are you kissing under the mistletoe?
Anyone my girlfriend will let me!

 

To listen to Partisan’s music, go to https://soundcloud.com/partisan77, follow them on Twitter at @stuartpartisan @danny_albon @robjones78rouge , on the web at http://www.wearepartisan.rocks/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wearepartisan/timeline.

 

Here are the aforementioned videos. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

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