I'll Be Home​(​less) For Christmas

by 8 Bit Love

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Celebrating the 16th Anniversary of the Jonathan Taylor Thomas' Christmas classic of a similar title - 8 Bit Love present their quasi-Christmas carol, 'I'll Be Home(less) For Christmas'.

"On the first day of Christmas my landlord gave to me...
...A letter to get the fuck off his property"

A story first conceived in December of 2012 when frontman, Vito, and his household received an eviction notice in the mail. It's a tale of shock, anger, despair and the concerns of the bonds between housemates when bond is concerned. When the most wonderful time of the year becomes the most blunder-ful, the only way to get through it is with fat riffs, fast beats and barely interpretable lyrics.

8 Bit Love have been kicking around Melbourne for close to 5 years. With 100% cowbell per member, their previous releases include EP Slummer Time (2014), a triple single cassette tape ABC-side (2013), the visually 3D In 3D (2012), and the double A side Rock The Digressors (2011) that was accompanied with a digital gig.

'I'll Be Home(less) For Christmas' is available for free download from Bandcamp via Melbourne independent Hive Minds (hivemindsmusic.bandcamp.com), and is accompanied by a music video (youtu.be/FeIzt-Sj9To) of the trio of "party-rockers".

This is just a little something-something to show they care and wish you a safe and happy holidays.

8BL <3 xo


Lose a little bit of control
My landlord wants to take my home
I'm-a have to move my shit again
Hold a minute. Hold the phone. We've not been here for that long. Don't wanna go searching again.

They're just doing business
But I'll be homeless for Christmas
Built up with all this resentment
Couldn't think of a better present
I'm just trying to live
But I've been brought down bout the damns they give
Bout this five bedroom share-house
Gotta move to my housemate's folks house

Why can't I stick it to the man
Take your stuff as quick as you can
Wait you're still under the lease, mate
Merry Christmas to the fucking real estate


released December 12, 2014
All tracks written and produced by 8 Bit Love. 8 Bit Love are Matthew Darveniza, Simon Findlay and Vito Lucarelli. (C) and (P) 8 Bit Love 2014. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Vito Lucarelli. Cover design by istealstationery (istealstationery.tumblr.com). Licensed to Hive Minds by 8 Bit Love. HM007 (fb.com/hivemindsmusic)



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Three dudes from Melbourne who make dance punk tunes and all play cowbell.

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