Malcolm X-mas #1 (2)

Malky and a few pint glasses

It seems the bookies have slashed the odds on Malcolm Middleton’s Xmas single reaching the Xmas Number 1 from 1,000-1 to 500-1. Is this due to the Pop Cop‘s inspirational support? (from which this post’s title is nicked) Or the support of the highly influential Mr Toad? Or even the trans-Atlantic assistance from Your Moment of Zen? It could even be down to the previously declared allegiance of 17 Seconds and/or the Vinyl Villain. Or maybe, just maybe, even this?

It genuinely doesn’t matter – what is important is that the snowball is rolling and getting larger. Please let me know of other support in blogland below. As the song goes, there’s an army around the country (and beyond).

If you haven’t heard the song (unlikely, I know) then pop over to Malcspace. But make sure that you buy the song when it becomes available as a download on 17th December. Here’s where we hope that ‘We’re All Going To Die” will end up over the Festive period.

Catlow – Number One (from ‘Kiss The World’) [Buy it]


  1. Matthew says:

    Highly influential? Christ, Mike you’re avin a larf!

  2. Ed says:

    Hi, apparently the odds have now been slashed from 500-1 to 20-1 and he’s sixth favourite!

    However, I still don’t think we should give up, we have started so we must finish, to quote magnus Magnusson…


  3. And there’s a piece in the Sunday Herald in which Malky is quoted as saying that Simon Cowell stole Christmas – and (unnamed) blogs are described as running a campaign!

    And Matthew, it was you or JC that was going to be highly influential! We need credibility even if it’s just each other saying the others are!

  4. Matthew says:

    Says Mike from Manic Pop Thrills, legendary underground indie blog and internet mecca for music fans the world over.

  5. You’re too kind! 😉

  6. lotsofrandomwords says:

    20/1? Unbelievable. So the blogosphere is more powerful than Simon Cowell. Excellent. Btw, there’s a wee interview with Malcy on my blog if you’re interested. Cheers.

  7. 12/1 fourth favourite last time I heard. Wish I’d had a wee punt a fortnight ago!

  8. Matthew says:

    More powerful than Simon Cowell, but not his cologne, I’d wager.

  9. Ed says:

    I did an interview with Malcolm today, which i will post in the next day or so…

  10. I’ll look forward to that, Ed.

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