We’re up to Day 18 of the Essential Advent Calendar – only a week left to go! Today we feature ‘Holly’, the new single from The Diamond Age.
Not strictly a Christmas song, but seasonal nonetheless, this release from the Southampton duo is less dreampop and more ska, reminding us a lot of Ghost Town by The Specials. With an ethereal lead vocal and a pulsatingly rhythmic backing vocal, ‘Holly’ is a very catchy, eminently ear-wormy dance tune, well worth listening to on repeat.
We caught up with The Diamond Age back in August: you can check out our interview here.
You can find The Diamond Age online on Facebook and Twitter. You can also buy their EP, released in September, on their website. One half of the duo, Matt Canning is a award winning illustrator – check out his work on his website. Boys By Girls Magazine also have a few of his illustrations for sale.