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DIY electronic and post-punk band Massa Confusa are no strangers to Durham’s Empty Shop; the duo put on monthly shows at the venue under the banner Massa Confusa Presents to showcase other bands in the area. This time, though, the duo are taking to the stage themselves, performing at the venue on Saturday 13th December.

The band make infectious post-punk that’s sure to get under anyone’s skin (in a good way) but they’ve also recently unleashed their own Christmas song on to the world. Forget Joel the Lump of Coal, the real Christmas hit this year is the band’s version of The Waitresses’ Christmas Wrapping, featuring the cheesy bridge as you’ve never heard it before – as a scuzzy, somewhat grimy guitar riff. Throw into the mix some muted xylophone, clashing cymbals and some wonderfully apathetic vocals and you’ve got a recipe for a delicious Christmas classic.

Of course, the band have a whole host of other covers up their sleeve, as well as their own scuzzy tunes. On the night they’re also joined by Belafonte, Euan Lynn and Andrew Lips. Expect some noisy festivities.

Massa Confusa play at Empty Shop, Durham on Saturday 13th December.

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