Remember last year? Not last Christmas, just last year when there was mass hysteria in the office here when we discovered Joe Innes and the Cavalcade? Well, the Cavalcade are back with the smart and sassy Christmas single ‘Santa Says Relax’. Boasting a Phil Spector like brass section, that sleazy slow-dance Shakin’ Stevens bass line and laden with references from mulled wine to Mumford and Marling, it’s a feel-good festive hit.

The single will be available from 7th December and the band will be celebrating the occasion with a special show in St Luke’s Church, Holloway the following night. Today’s the first acceptable day to listen to a Christmas record so indulge and be content that Joe and the guys already have a New Year’s Resolution to bring us a full-length LP early in 2016.