Christmas may still be a couple of months away, but we just can't wait any longer to announce our Christmas release from Norwegian indie supergroup Sunturns! Come December we'll be putting out a double vinyl album featuring their 2011 album Christmas and a brand new album Christmas II.
A follow up Sunturns Christmas album has been on our wish list for a long time; the original album has been a festive favourite alongside those classics from Low, Sufjan Stevens and The Just Joans. If you find yourself putting those on the stereo every year to get yourself through another mince pie and another anecdote from a misinformed and slightly racist distant relative, you'll be in for a treat with this pair of albums.
For those of you who've not come across Sunturns before, you should be familiar with Making Marks from their album A Thousand Half-Truths on Fika back in 2013. Ola Innset and Jørgen Nordby from Making Marks appear as part of Sunturns, alongside Jørgen's Moddi band mate Einar Stray (also of Einar Stray Orchestra), Sjur Lyseid (of The Little Hands Of Asphalt, which also featured Ola, and Eivind Almhjell of Monzano - a true Norwegian indie supergroup. Sunturns are a band devoted to Christmas - they come together annually for some much loved festive shows in December, before disappearing with the hazy memories of glogg fuelled nights for another year...
So here's a track for you to hear, taken from the new album. It's called The Axial Tilt, and like the band's name, reflects on the the lifting of December's dark despair as the nights get shorter and daylight starts to make a reappearance.
You can pre-order the double vinyl from us here now, as well digital pre-orders for both album or the new album Christmas II. But you'll be wanting the physical really, it comes on red and on white vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve with download code, in a beautiful sleeve designed by Allo Darlin's Paul Rains.