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Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert announce Christmas album

By | Published on Thursday 18 October 2018

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert have announced that they will release a Christmas album, titled ‘Ghost Stories From Christmas’, on 7 Dec. It’s their second album together, following last year’s ‘Here Lies The Body’.

The idea for the album came after they wrote a selection of Christmas songs in the middle of summer, thinking they’d put out an EP later in the year. “Then, on a nice, sunny, summer morning, I phoned Hubby and suggested we just do a whole album”, says Moffat. “We were really enjoying it – there’s something pleasantly perverse about recording Christmas songs in summer clothes – so we just kept going”.

As well as wholly original songs, the album also sees them adapt a classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and an essay by Charles Dickens. Then there are covers of Mud’s 1974 hit ‘Lonely This Christmas’ and Yazoo’s ‘Only You’ – a Christmas number one for The Flying Pickets in 1983 – which is the album’s first single:

Following tour dates this month and next, the duo will head out on a short run of festive shows in December. Here are the dates:

11 Dec: Newcastle, Cluny
12 Dec: London, Oslo
13 Dec: Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
14 Dec: Manchester, Soup Kitchen