Biskee Brisht first came to our attention back in 2020 with their full-length album ‘Stand in the Sea‘ , disarmingly delivered songs, from the open heart of singer Ruby Biscoe-Taylor. We knew that if we kept our ears to the ground, it wouldn’t be long before they returned with a new single and, my, my, what a very lovely thing it is. ‘Christmas Morning’ mixes country elements with a spotlessly detailed vocal and a warm, careful production. Layers of guitars, accordions, brass, organs and ukuleles are all part of the charm. With a song length below four minutes, it’s also got brevity on its side, which is always alright by me.
Biskee Brisht is an indie-folk-pop group from the Isle of Man, taking influences from the island around them and creating something new and exciting, with infectious melodies and heartfelt love songs. ‘Biskee Brisht’ is Manx Gaelic for ‘Broken Biscuit’ and the songs, are amazingly catchy with a rich instrumental background that transports you to the Isle of Man.
The song starts of with some piercing accordion with some bells and shakers to get the listener into the Christmas spirit. The vocals creep in and the song feels like it is based on an Italian musical style called the “siciliana” which also happens the style of the Christmas carol “Silent Night“.
‘Christmas Morning’ is a warm bath of emotion I’ve struggled to rise from, these past few weeks and, as a result, these tender vignettes will forever reside in my musical memory. Give ‘Chrstmas Morning’ two minutes of your attention (possibly lesser) and you’ll be similarly smitten.