When Frosty went pop (Klub Kakofanney Lockdown Letter)

When Frosty went pop

So here we are, the last weekend before Christmas, a time when music venues would have been rammed with rocking revellers and drunken dancers, but sadly that isn't happening this year.....

So here instead is some more music from Klub Kakofanney, to fill the silence of the dark hours. It is the third of our flavours of Klub Kakfanney compilation, and this week the video clips are all from upstairs shows, pieces from the lighter end of the rock music spectrum. The featured artists in this selection are: The Shapes, Puppet Mechanic, Matt Sewell and Phil Freizinger, and Emma Hunter.

Sugar and spice and all things nice

Do you want a really rocking Christmas rock song? Here's one you might not have heard before. Brenna Red is a punk rocker from Southern California, formerly of Civet, later of Fiction Reform, but this is from her solo period and is called "Punk rock girls like Christmas too". Honestly, it's a fun-filled family Christmas video, and not a single phony snowflake in sight. Frosty looks a bit worse for wear though.

Have yourself a Happy Zombie Christmas

If I really had to choose a traditional Christmas pop song then it would have to be Frosty The Snowman, the Ronettes version from the Phil Spector Christmas Album, 1963,.... but I don't have to choose something traditional so instead I'm going to go back to the Dollyrots and their tongue-in-cheek Christmas video from 2013, which is a parody cover of a Christmas classic, combined with a fabulous comic-strip story and lyric video.

Sugar with syrup on top

Okay, well if you really really really insist on having a sugar rush, here is a candy floss pop Christmas song that is sugar-coated enough to make even the most hardened cynic smile. It is by the hyperactive all-girl group, Momoiro Clover Z. Oh, just one thing, it is in Japanese, with the odd bit of Japanglish thrown in, which isn't surprising really since they are from Japan. Momoiro means "peach coloured". Santa-san. Enjoy.

Keep healthy everyone, stay safe, and have a Merry Christmas,

18th December 2020
The Lockdown Letters
Klub Kakofanney