Christmas/Apocalypse: @harkathon’s Record Club #6 at @leedsmusichub

For the Leeds Music Hub’s December meeting of our monthly record club on Friday 21st, we chose a dual theme of Christmas (of course) and Apocalypse (in case the Mayan doomsday seemed more appealing than additional festive muszak-based jollity!). We had a good mix of the Seasonal and the Cataclysmic to bring the year to a close – keep an eye out on the website, Facebook and Twitter for next year’s Record Club meetings!

Members’ choices:


  1. Radiohead – 4 Minute Warning
  2. Mark Owen – Four Minute WarningS
  3. cott Walker – The Plague
  4. Otis Redding – White Christmas
  5. Boney M. – “Mary’s Boy Child/ Oh My Lord”
  6. Health – Tears
  7. Persephone’s Bees – Santa Baby
  8. The Vandals – Oi! To The World
  9. Slow Club – It’s Christmas And You’re Boring Me
  10. The Knife – Christmas Reindeer

Katie Harkin (@harkathon) of Sky Larkin’s (@weareskylarkin) choices: Mixcloud Playlist

Lark The Herald


  1. ‘Merry Christmas Baby’ By Ike & Tina Turner
  2. Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland By Grandaddy
  3. Don’t Believe In Christmas By The Sonics
  4. Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto By James Brown
  5. Sometimes You Have To Work On Christmas (Sometimes) By The Long Winters (Harvey Danger Cover)
  6. ‘Christmas In Hollis’ By Run Dmc
  7. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) By The Ramones
  8. 8 Days Of Christmas By Destiny’s Child
  9. Just Like Christmas By Low
  10. That Was The Worst Christmas Ever! By Sufjan Stevens
  11. Blue Christmas By First Aid Kit
  12. Country Christmas By Loretta Lynn
  13. Frosty The Snowman By Cocteau Twins
  14. Christmas Reindeer By The Knife
  15. Father Christmas By The Kinks
  16. White Christmas (Demo For Tom Waits) By The Flaming Lips
  17. Cold White Christmas By Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
  18. Santa Doesn’t Cop Out On Dope By Sonic Youth
  19. Losing My Sledge By Tbc Poundsystem
  20. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen By Hanna Barbera Organs & Chimes

Nestor (@nestaaargh) of Sky Larkin’s (@weareskylarkin) choices: Mixcloud Playlist



  1. Gift By Old Man Gloom
  2. Pig By Sparklehorse
  3. Oblivion By Wintersleep
  4. Minerva By Deftones
  5. Caught You Like A Cold By Vendetta Red
  6. I Know Where You Live, Pt. 2 By Those Dancing Days
  7. God Help Us By Tweak Bird
  8. Into Dust By Femme Fatale
  9. You Need Satan More Than He Needs You By Future Of The Left
  10. Crown On The Ground By Sleigh Bells
  11. Tears By Health
  12. Northern Lights By St Vincent
  13. Fatalist Palmistry By Why?
  14. About To Die By Dirty Projectors
  15. Keep The Streets Empty For Me By Fever Ray
  16. Never Try Anything New At Least Once A Day By Divorce

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