Al Bairre’s ballsy Christmas memories

2015-12-04 09:19

Cape Town – Jingle balls…uh…we mean bells.

The festive season is upon us and in the spirit of being merry we asked a bunch of our favourite local bands to give us the scoop on their Xmas plans.

Local music hotties (and also our secret Starbucks lovers), Al Bairre were keen to get real about the jolliest time of the year.

The fantastic foursome recently released a magnificent new mini LP that would make the perfect gift for any stocking/playlist.

Experience the Al Bairre show with Al Bairre Expierence was written over a period of three years and also includes older Al Bairre songs that were re-recorded to improve the quality to better the band’s sound.

The new tracks were written and recorded over the last year. For Experience the Al Bairre show with Al Bairre Expierence the band took all their signature musical elements to the next level and the mini LP features large drums, more strings, more harmonies, dirty bass lines, stinky guitars and grooves that will make you twist your ankle in a good way. (Get the album here)

(Al Bairre pulling off the classic prom pose. Also maybe the Facebook pregnancy announcement pose. Photo: Sam Wells)

Here’s our festive Q&A with Al Bairre:

What’s the worst Christmas gift you have ever received?

A lump of coal. To be fair, our parent’s did warn us.

What’s your strangest Christmas memory?

We saw Santa’s balls once because he was up on a balcony ho-ho-ho-ing away with a split in his pants. He was wearing boxers so our Christmas stocking wasn’t the only sack we saw that night. I still can’t look at balls the same way.

Are you on Santa’s naughty or nice list?

His nice list. But Julia is on his naughty list.

What do you want for Christmas this year?

One of those toasters that toasts our name onto our toast.

Cookies and milk or eggnog with rum?

Cookies and milk would go down like a homesick mole.  

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