It's official: Guitar Wolf have stolen Christmas. In an impressive bit of oneupmanship, the grizzled sleaze rockers have chosen the birthday of our Risen Lord to celebrate their own anniversary: 25 glorious years of zombie-slaying, leather jackets and lowest-common-denominator rock 'n' roll. They've enlisted some solid support for the occasion, in the shape of Speeder-X – aka Rize bassist KenKen and brilliantly entertaining drummer Tatsuya Nakamura – and speed-noisecore veterans Melt-Banana, who've just turned 20 themselves. More fun than mince pies and carols? Probably.