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Army of Moths 🇬🇧 🇳🇴 - ‘Rudolph’s Big Surprise’ (Christmas single)

Well we had so much planned in the final week before Christmas, and there's at least 4 reviews unpublished, mainly thanks to Harri's hard work, but then the winter flu descended so we've delayed them until next week.

So yesterday to cheer myself up I decided to listen to my favourite ever EP, 'The Canine Trilogy', courtesy of those scurrilous Lepidoptera, the Army of Moths, which was released last year and who've been very quiet since, as they beaver away (if moths beaver) at their new album, and which I'm hoping will be released in 2023.

Anyway with impeccable timing a Bandcamp notification popped up last night announcing a new song, loosely based on a previous release. Entitiled 'Rudolph's Big Surprise' it opens with a Beatles and Bowie influenced melody, then just after half way through our 'psychedelic freaky furry friend' disappears off on a joyous ride, as if he's dancing across the sky without a care in the world. The track ends with sleigh bells accompanying a typical Mothesque cacophony, where they throw the Christmas kitchen utensils in the direction of the song. Someone once rightly said to me that Tim Smith 'never wrote a bad track'. Neither do Army of Moths.

Anyway they aren't on Spotify so it can't be added to our fabulous Nordic Christmas Indie Playlist, so here's the link to Bandcamp for you to listen in undistracted joy. We look forward to the album and it would be fabulous to have a live gig at some point, so we can all hear the songs from down in the moth pit.

The Norwegian link remains André Lund, who mastered the track, and who will be the recipient of a large glass of something if we ever have the privilege of meeting the fine man.

All that remains is for me to wish you the happiest of festive seasons, please look after each other and we'll publish the unpublished reviews somewhere around New Year, along with our 'Favourite Albums' of 2022.

Find them on Bandcamp.


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