Music

Christmas is barreling towards us like a derailed freight train and your headspace feels about as cool and collected as a turkey at 200 celsius. We feel you. But allow us to step in and save you some vital hours in the Christmas shopping rush (sharpen those elbows) via our Xmas wish lists lovingly curated by some of our favourite people.

Next up? Brighton four-piece Black Honey. Culturing a sound somewhere between Britpop bliss and humid Americana grunge, the band have had a 2017 to remember, releasing a series of singles – including the brilliantly sultry and noir track Dig – and playing some of their biggest gigs to date.

Getting into the festive spirit, we challenged frontwoman Izzy Baxter to come up with the ultimate Christmas wish list. Needless to say, she stepped up to the plate.

 

 

 Italian Bocca Sofa by Studio 65 for Edra
“So I can turn my house into a Salvador Dali set.”

Paris, Texas (1984) dir. Wim Wenders DVD
“This would be my third copy. I love it so much. It’s like someone’s scratched out the inside of my brain.”

Elvis life-size cardboard cut-out
“I’d like a real statue, but this might fit into my bedroom easier…”

Steinway grand piano
“Ideally I’d prefer it in gold, I think.”

1920s Flapper wig
“This speaks to me.”

Karate classes
“So I can learn the five finger death punch.”

Coffee from the Wes Anderson-designed cafe in Milan
“A big milky latte…”

Canadian Sphynx
“I would call him gizmo and he can sit on my shoulder and swipe at people on command…”

Patrón Añejo
“To take the edge off Christmas morning.”

Vintage 1970s glam rock boots à la David Bowie
“And finally… I will die happy when this happens. Happy Christmas everyone!”

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