This article was published in 2011.

Leeds' four-piece The Wind-up Birds have announced the release of 'Working Christmas Day', a download only single that will be available from Monday 28th November.

The single can be downloaded from the group's bandcamp page on a pay what you want basis with any money paid going to Barnardo's.

In December 2010, just in time for Christmas, The Wind-up Birds released an EP titled "Courage, For Tomorrow Will Be Worse". Four tracks that were full of ferocity and fire but somewhat lacking in the spirits of the season. To remedy this they recorded their first Christmas song. Covering the issues of working a bank holiday, relationship problems and also providing a critique of several other xmas hits, the song continues vocalist/lyricist Paul Ackroyd's vignettes of quotidian despair.

You can watch a the video to 'Working Christmas Day' below: