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The Circuit Breakers is a remote collaboration between various members of Edinburgh's The Wynntown Marshals and their long-time friend and producer Andrew Taylor of Dropkick. This collaborative recording project was spurred on by the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK which began in March 2020.

Here’s one more from The Circuit Breakers for 2020, delivering a lot of pre-tier 4 lockdown love by way of a cover of The Killers/ Dawes’ bittersweet slice of festive melancholy "Christmas in L.A.".

This time around, the band are ably led on vocals by one Leigh Benzie, sister of The Marshals' frontman Keith.

Have a fantastic Christmas and all the best for 2021...

Watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=499FGrCqFFQ


"Christmas in L.A."

Woke up, the sun streaming in my room
Warm beach from palm December afternoon
You close your eyes, another year blows by
Somewhere in the wind, just another life

My parents sent a Christmas card and then it's true
We understand you're staying and we're proud of you
There's a well-rehearsed disinterest in the atmosphere
I don't know if that's what this time gave me or if it lead me here

And I played so many parts
I don't know which one's really me
Don't know if I can take

Another Christmas in L.A.
Another pitcher of Sangria
In an empty beach café
Another Christmas in L.A.
Hold me tighter Carmelita
I don't know how long I can stay

Left a girl behind in my old man's truck
Sometimes I wonder where she ended up
Maybe she got married, had a couple of kids
Who do you think you're fooling man?
Of course she did

I'm walking in that tennis bar
Try and talk with Harry Bean
I don't know if I can take
Another Christmas in L.A.
Another casting call on Thursday
For a job that doesn't pay

Another Christmas in L.A.
Another burnout in a tank top
It seems your basket is the case
A fat protagonist in flip flops
With an extensive resume
From Echo Park to Catalina

Dreaming of a white Christmas
The one I used to know
Tree tops glisten, children listen
To sleigh bells in the snow

Another Christmas in L.A.

Music and Lyrics by Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci, Jr., Taylor Goldsmith, Irving Berlin


released December 25, 2020

Music and Lyrics by Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci, Jr., Taylor Goldsmith, Irving Berlin

Keith Benzie: lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Leigh Benzie: lead vocal
Andrew Taylor: drums, percussion
David McKee: bass guitar
Ali Petrie: keyboards

Engineered at home by The Circuit Breakers
Audio mixed and mastered by Andrew Taylor
Video edited by Andrew Taylor
Artwork layout by Iain Sloan


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The Wynntown Marshals Edinburgh, UK

Formed in Edinburgh in 2007, The Marshals tip their hat to The Jayhawks, Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams & Neil Young.

Their sound can loosely be described as ‘country rock' with powerpop hooks, but they love layered guitars, catchy choruses and have an unabashed belief in the power of rock music as a storytelling medium.
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