As part of Maple Glider's prize as winner of the 2021 Needle In The Hay competition from Happy Mag, we're printing a short run of Mama It's Christmas 7"" singles, featuring the the original album version on Side A and a live version on Side B that was recorded during Maple Glider’s NPR Tiny Desk Home Concert.
- Side A: Mama It's Christmas
- Side B: Mama It's Christmas (Live from the Kitchen)
Maple Glider is Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch. On debut album To Enjoy Is the Only Thing, Zietsch's vocals melt into layers of plucked acoustic guitar and lulling piano, drawing on the sombre styles of folk contemporaries with a stark tenderness and introspection that assumes the listener is inside her bedroom as she plays for herself. Striking emotionality is at the centre of this performance, leaning into an intimacy that is achieved by way of deeply personal reflections and velvety melodic compositions.
To Enjoy Is the Only Thing is out now on Partisan Records / Pieater.