Spizzenergi, legendary enduring punk heroes, are to release a Christmas single with a protest bent titled ‘Christmas In Denmark Street’.
The single, released through the Holy Dotage label on December 18 digitally and November27 on vinyl, was inspired by lead singer Spizz’s visits to the 12 Bar Club in Denmark Street during the final week before it was forced to close due to the Crossrail project. The club, which played host to luminary names as illustrious as Jeff Buckley and The Libertines, closed in 2015 and the future of the whole street remains uncertain as developers move into the prime location in the West End of London
Tony Visconti. the notable David Bowie/T-Rex producer, mixed the single, lending it an air of the classic 70s age of the Christmas single. He added his voice to the campaign to gain protected status for the area, which includes buildings where the Sex Pistols were based and the Rolling Stones recorded their early work. “I liked the song a lot when I first heard it.” He said, “As I have lived in London for 22 years, the sentiments of the song, and hope that the street could be saved, struck a chord in my heart.”