XFM's Winter Wonderland 2014: Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls + more
O2 Academy Brixton
Until Wed Dec 17
Photo: Simon Q
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Oct 28 2013
Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, The Horrors, Billy Bragg, Catfish And The Bottlemen, To Kill A King, Billy The Kid.
This probably isn't the kind of winter wonderland Felix Bernard had in mind when he penned the much-covered traditional Christmas song of the same name back in 1934. But hey, he's not around anymore, meaning that London radio station XFM can jolly well go ahead with their festive indie love-in once again. Headlining is Frank Turner, playing his politicised, slightly punky, Billy Bragg-influenced folk with backing band The Sleeping Souls. Turner can thank the Barking Bard in person for the musical inspiration, as he's also on the bill, along with reinventionist post-punk, psychedelic-leaning indie experimenters The Horrors, big-riffing Welsh rocker outfit Catfish And The Bottlemen, sunny folk-pop band To Kill A King and Canadian singer-songwriter Billy The Kid.