Blood Indians are fast becoming one of my favourite new bands (writes Andy Wood) so I feel quite privileged to have them open proceedings at The Cool Cat Club Xmas show. What can I say about the Blood Indians? They write gorgeous songs that can be pretty and eerie, sometimes at the same time. They sound gentle and bruising with heart-stopping vocal harmonies and sweet melodies. Oh, and they like making up words like joiney-inny and one of them doesn’t even like Christmas. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Blood Indians turn for the festive inquisition…

What does Christmas mean to you?

The smell of Dobbies and the Gillies window display… Oooer, magical.

How will you be spending Christmas this year?

Happy as larry with me nan and a nan bread, we are turkey intolerant.

What’s your favourite Christmas song?

It’s gotta be The Pogues and Kirsty McCall, but if you are looking for something a bit more alternative Peace do a version of ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ mashed up with ‘Creep’ by Radiohead.  It’s damn good.

What’s your least favourite Christmas song?

Anything with Justin Bieber or any of that X-factor shite.

What makes a great Christmas song and have you ever considered writing one?

Jingle bells and a joiney-inny bit.  We played Winter Ghosts at Christmas concert once, but we’re not sure if that counts.

What’s the best/worst  present you’ve ever had?

We’ve had a few corkers, but all we want for Christmas this year a few cats.  We like cats. Lots.  We really, really like cats.
In terms of the worst present, Sarah got a pair of pants from her gran that ever even fit.  Or, Rowan once got shampoo from Lidl…

Do you prefer Xmas or Hogmanay?

Hogmanay.  Blood Indians are going to have the party of the rest of 2012…  so just like the last 4 hours?  Be there or be circle.

Do you make New Year’s resolutions?

Not really, we’re useless.  We dropped 4 packets of cooked super noodles down the sink just trying to drain them.  It was shameful.

Do you have a festive message for anyone reading this?

Sarah actually doesn’t like Christmas, so we don’t want to say too much. We might upset her a little. Hope everybody has a good one from the rest of us Christmas fanatics!

The Cool Cat Club’s Christmas bash is this Friday and is being promoted in cahoots with Monster-A-Go-Go. Three bands -The Won Over, an expanded Hookers For Jesus line-up and the Blood Indians – are playing alongside the Monster-A-Gogo Burlesque Dancers. The Christmas soundtrack will be provided by the Psychotic Reactions DJs (including Duncan Destruction).