As you know, Bob has been putting out archive CDs on his Croydon Municipal label over the last year – he’s now up to his 12th release, which will be SAINT ETIENNE PRESENT SONGS FOR A LONDON WINTER. Bob, Pete and Sarah spent a week huddled around a Dansette (and over a laptop), picking out festive songs from their childhood and a bunch of super Xmassy obscurities.
The compilation is being launched with a bit of a do at ROUGH TRADE EAST on Tuesday NOVEMBER 25th. There will be music played, mince pies, mulled wine, and it’s FREE TO GET IN. Bob will be playing some of his favourite Christmas records and chatting to writer Pete Paphides and DJ Martin Green about what makes the perfect Christmas song.
All of the Croydon Municipal catalogue will be available at a special price. And there will be super-limited Croydon Municipal POSTERS and BADGES for sale.
Bob says “Croydon Municipal is an attempt to make sense of the analogue pop era in a digital world. It digs deep to find wonderful old pop music you may have never heard before.” All those years he has spent in dusty old back rooms, flicking past the Ken Dodd and Kajagoogoo singles, digging for gold… it was all worthwhile!