1st: “Goodnight, Goodbye, So Long!” by Projekt
Merry Christmas! Our first song for The 12 Songs of Christmas is from a band that we’ve been following for quite a while now, Projekt.
With a knack for anthemic indie rock and roll, Projekt are a hard-working four-piece who have been gigging hard for the last 2 years. Putting in near to 100 performances at a wide variety of venues, from their first gig at Camden’s intimate Tommy Flynn’s to the vast expanse of the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, they’ve also demonstrated their versatility by putting in a number of acoustic shows.
With a diverse mix of influences, from Elvis and Des O’Connor to Kasabian and Them Crooked Vultures, from mushy peas and Ruddles to Bombay mix and gin, their songs combine a strong melody, pulsing beats, dirty bass and soaring layers of guitar.
After a number of EP releases during 2009 (Ocean Passage) and 2010 (The Compass & Monsoon Love), 2011 looks to be a big year for Projekt as they get their debut album ready, a batch of killer tunes.
Here is an acoustic track from their performance on Recharged Radio’s Friday Forum in November. Entitled ‘ Goodnight, Goodbye, So Long!’, the song is due for release on their upcoming album as a full-on electric crescendo.
This song, along with all of the 12 Songs of Christmas are only downloadable through the 7th of January, 2011.