Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Eux Autres - Twelve Grooves of Christmas Part 12

Eux Autres have emerged just in time to deliver us a lovely festive ditty, as we've all been good children this year. It ticks all the appropriate boxes with jingle bells, singalong chorus and a strumalong guitar. Imagine the soundtrack to two weeks skiing at an exclusive resort, with a group of fascinating friends, all of whom are witty company, have interesting careers and groovy hobbies and amazingly there's not a single bore invited along, apres ski is just one long chilled out party sitting around the open fire listening to Stereolab. 'Another Christmas at Home' is available digitally on iTunes (as well as other major digital retailers)

They have been busy bees this year, as Eux Autres have done a Bruce Springsteen cover for the upcoming tribute album "Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool" through Where It's At Is Where You Are Records and have also covered Slade's classic tune 'Merry Christmas Everybody' for that label. The group have signed up to do a split 7 inch single for Slumberland Records' as part of their Searching For The Now project, so lots to look forward to in 2009.

The main driving forces of the band are siblings Heather and Nicholas Larimer. Heather plays drums, Nicholas plays guitar and they both sing. This year, they have enlisted Yoshi Nakamoto (The Aislers Set, Still Flyin') on drums and Nevada on keyboards so the new material will have exciting new flavours thrown into the mix.

I really got into their signature tune 'Ecoutez Bien' this year, with it's tense driving indie twangy surf guitar, jangly piano riffs all topped off with Heather's faux sixties euro pop singing, there's even hand claps and woooahhs! thrown in to the mix to spoil us. Check it out on their website here go on it's free, a gift that keeps giving!

Eux Autres - 'Another Christmas at Home'

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