Don’t worry people, we’re not going to be the first people this year to drop the “C” bomb. It’s only just October and there are pumpkins to carve before all that madness ensues.

In a similar vein, The Emerald Armada have stayed clear of the C-word this week as they announced their annual “Winter Show”. We’ve watched this¬†five-piece grow from a folksy act, compared to Mumford and Sons to a dynamic live machine, dominating stages of all sizes.

Thumping percussive basslines, soaring choruses, and pint-waving singalongs are part and parcel of the Armada experience. Perhaps it’s fitting this show’s been labelled the “Glasses Raised” show.

This year sees The Emerald Armada take over The Limelight 2 in Belfast. Joining them on the night are Brash Isaac and the rockier sounds of Brand New Friend and Life Goals.

The Emerald Armada themselves have been toying with an edgier sound of late, incorporating guests from other bands and bringing in more electric guitar and full-kit drums. This live show will rock your Chr… festive season.

Catch the Emerald Armada’s “Glasses Raised Winter Show” on Wednesday 21st December 2016 at 8pm. Tickets are a very reasonable ¬£8 and are available from Wednesday 5th October from The Limelight and Ticketmaster.