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Black Midi Release Christmas Covers In Aid Of Windmill Brixton
Christian Eede , December 18th, 2020 18:08

They've covered 'Jingle Bell Rock' and Stevie Wonder's 'What Christmas Means To Me'

black midi have released an EP of Christmas covers in aid of London venue Windmill Brixton.

For the EP, the Rough Trade-signed band have covered '50s Christmas classic 'Jingle Bell Rock' and Stevie Wonder's 1967 track 'What Christmas Means To Me'. Guitarist Geordie Greep and drummer Morgan Simpson share vocal duties for the covers.

"We recorded a couple of covers of our favourite Christmas tunes at our rehearsal room and then added some bells and whistles at home," the band's Cameron Picton says. "Usually we would do some fun one-off covers shows at the Windmill around this time of year so hopefully this goes some way to fill the gap."

The tracks are available, free to download, via Windmill Brixton's Bandcamp page, but any donations that people choose to make in purchasing the tracks will go to the venue.

Last month, the Music Venue Trust identified Windmill Brixton as one of 30 crucially at-risk UK music venues as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep venues closed across the country.