RECENTLY signed to Limerick label Out on a Limb is Women’s Christmas who play in the city this weekend.
Women’s Christmas are Son Christmas, Boy Christmas and Kid Christmas of Dublin. Forming in June 2013, their aim was “to capitalise on The Replacements reunion and possible accompanying wave of nostalgia for scrappy out-dated boozy alt-rock” – according to our information.
After signing a publishing deal with FatCat Records (Sigur Ros, Animal Collective, Mice Parade) earlier this year and playing sold out shows with The War On Drugs and Girls Names, they have now joined forces with Out On A Limb Records. OOAL will release their 12 track debut LP ‘Too Rich For Our Blood’ on October 24.
Combining the toughness of Jogging, the heart of Villagers and the sissy-ness of No Monster Club (to which each of its members also belong), Women’s Christmas have consistently tried to “rewrite The Thermals’ best song and inject it with the fuzzed out wonky joy of Ronald Jones-era Flaming Lips”.
What you get is 12 great tracks of ’90s melodic noise with the sweet guitar grunge of J Mascis or Thurston Moore, and it all sounds remarkably fresh today.
Women’s Christmas play The Kasbah Social Club, Dock Road this Saturday October 25.