The revitalised Wolfhounds had two entries in the 2013 Festive Fifty and both were on Oddbox Records which in turn also had the highest number of entries for a record label in the chart. Divide & Fall was the 2nd of three 7″ singles they released with Oddbox with the latest one released too late for the voting – I am sure we will see that one in this years Festive Fifty.
Buy it from here.
My Ram is Sick is taken from the Chronic Svelte single which is available as a free download from here.
There are only 32 of 2013’s Festive 50 available on Spotify and the number one is missing!
That was Two Bridges by The Wedding Present and it’s hardly surprising that it’s not on Spotify as it was only available on 7″ vinyl (with the ol’ download code!) at gigs during the bands’s Hit Parade 21st Anniversary Tour.
Here is the full run down of the 2013 Festive 50.
And here is the playlist (32/50). i will try and source the missing tracks over the next couple of weeks. But highlights here include the likes of Mogwai, The Fall, Colour Me Wednesday, Joanna Gruesome, The Spook School and Public Service Broadcasting.
Led Zeppelin have signed an exclusive deal with Spotify who now get to stream their back catalogue. Nope that news doesn’t excite me either but at least it means I can go one step further in completing the Festive Playlists for 1976, 1987, 1979 and 1980 which have been duly updated. This one appears in each of those years.
In light of the recent news that The Flatmates are reforming albeit with Lisa Bouvier on vocals and Brian from Peru on drums here is their entry from 1986’s Festive 50 which reached number 42 in that years chart.
The band will be playing the following gigs in August and September:
Friday August 23rd – Bristol, The Exchange. With Design and Flowers
Saturday August 24th – London Bridge, The Miller. With Flowers and Design
Sunday August 25th – Brighton, At The Edge Of The Sea Festival @ The Concorde 2
Saturday September 14th – Nottingham, Indiepop Alldayer
Play The 1986 Festive 50
The Wedding Present were (and still are I guess!) the second most successful act in the history of the Festive Fifty in terms of entries sandwiched between The Fall #1 and The Smiths #3. In fact front-man Dave Gedge was the originator of the scoring system used to calculate the Festive Fifty.
Almost all the tracks are on Spotify with the exception, in the UK, of The Peel session version of Take Me and the bands output on Island Records between 1995/97. However they are all on You Tube.
The playlist was based on this Peel Wiki entry.