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Fraser McAlpine | 16:29 UK time, Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Glasvegas - plus special guest

Your English teacher would call it 'juxtaposition' - the banging together of two very different things, to look at the pretty sparks. The bigger the difference between the two things, the better the light show.

This is why there is much more interest in the fact that doomy old Glasvegas have made a Christmas record than in the Wombats effort. Glasvegas, for all they are about finding shiny things in very dark places, are not the most obviously Christmassy of bands.

This is why 'A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)' is such a lovely thing. It's unexpected, drenched in pretty reverb like a carol service, and was recorded in Transylvania, which is juxtaposition squared, covered in wrapping paper and tied up in a great big bow.

So, a perfect time to talk to the band's standy-up drummer Caroline about her plans for this year's festivities, right?

Right. Here we go then. You join us as Caroline and I are working out who is talking to whom, due to a mixup with phone numbers...

Download the mp3 version of this interview*...


Selections of Glasvegas's festive oeuvre are available on their YouTube channel...
Glasvegas is also available in website form...


* Right-click on the link, then select 'Save Target As...'.



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