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Malcolm X-mas

You can’t beat a bit of inter-blog campaigning to get into the Christmas spirit (in the absence of a gallon of mulled wine). Our friends at fellow Scottish music site Manic Pop Thrills have issued a call-to-arms to unite us, unite us, unite the clans in a bid to get MALCOLM MIDDLETON to this year’s coveted Xmas No.1 slot – and already 17 SecondsThe Vinyl Villain and Your Moment Of Zen have all joined the bandwagon.

Now you might be thinking that We’re All Going To Die – for that is the title of the Falkirk man’s 1000/1 shot at stardom – isn’t the obvious choice of song to bring some festive cheer, but bearing in mind that 2005 and 2006 have seen X-Factor muppets Shayne Ward and Leona Lewis top the charts on December 25, surely anyone but the anonymous winner of this asinine brain donor TV show would be more deserving of the accolade this year.

In order to help win this battle of good versus evil, all you need to do is spend 79p on the former Arab Strap guitarist’s download-only single on the week of December 17 – you can even hear what you’re getting for your money at Malcolm’s Myspace.

And with Alex McLeish’s warriors going for glory at Hampden this weekend, there’s never been a better time to support all things Scottish.

4 Malcolm Middleton – Monday Night Nothing

b December 5, ABC, Glasgow
b December 6, Liquid Room, Edinburgh

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