"Chris and Jack, who I work in an office with at West, always sigh when I break out the Chrimbo selection in the middle of a heatwave in summer and it’s even weirder doing sleeve notes in the last few days of summer 2023. Obviously I don’t really care and carry on with the Christmas bangers, cheesy disco, obscure Anarcho demo from 1982 or a beer swilling Oi! Anthem."
Sean Forbes, Rough Trade
Happy Christmas from all at Rough Trade.
Girl Ray, black midi, Marika Hackman, The Big Moon, The School, Julia Jacklin, The Linda Lindas and more deliver an indie Christmas to cherish. This festive compilation compiles a colourful cast of indie musicians, representing the London guitar scene, Cardiff's indie pop finest, LA riot grrrl punk rock, and beyond.
In the world of Spotify, Bandcamp and other digital-only releases, we have decided to compile our favourite Christmas tracks and covers onto one simple Christmas album: Jangle Bells. Leading the curation is our very own Sean Forbes, our resident Christmas enthusiast and occasional Santa. Old and new original songs, plus a good dose of reworked classics, hand-picked and curated with festive cheer by Rough Trade Shops.
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