Christmas isn't Christmas nowadays without YYN's annual pre-festive spirit warm up in what is generally considered their hometown, despite the fact that all but Derek either live in or are from Birmingham.
Second gig with new keyboard player Fiona Hodgson, following the departure of Eva Landsberg to concentrate on whatever it is departing musicians concentrate on. First ever performance of new song She Pulls The Petal From The Flower, and Queen's Highway, first unveiled at the Peel All-dayer in Preston back in October. For the grey hairs wishing to relive their student days as cappacino-supping armchair socialists, Cottage Industry is also here.
The set kicks off with a radical new arrangement of Blood Soup. The song has been transformed into a medium paced rave for the middle aged who've lost that luvved up feeling and whose recreational highs are gained from nothing more nefarious than sucking on an aniseed ball or two.
YYN are set to go into the studio in January to record a new ep, slated for release in February. Several shows have already been scheduled for 2014, the next being in March at The Cross, Moseley supporting Vic Godard and The June Brides.
Thanks once again to Mr. Symons and his magical contraptions for doing the honours.