This week’s download comes from the new duo Bubble & Squeak. You have seven days to download their new holiday tune, “Christmas Stick.”
Bubble & Squeak is a new duo comprising Girl Ray’s Poppy Hankin and Jof Owens of The Boy Least Likely To.
A festive duet, with nods to Nancy & Lee and Courtney (Barnett) & Kurt (Vile), “The Christmas Stick” is a misty-eyed slacker pop masterpiece, available to stream now via Moshi Moshi.
It depicts a chance encounter on a lonely winter night between two strangers whose eyes meet across a bustling broadway. When they’re both struck by a mysterious festive talisman they must spend the rest of the holidays together and write the ultimate Christmas love song.
With sleigh bells, snowflakes and an omnichord twinkling away, it’s as hopelessly joyful as it is oddly melancholic. Kind of like Christmas itself.