So it has come to this fellow music lovers – today marks the final Singles of the Week article of the year, and internationally opens the floodgates for Christmas cheer. I think that's how it works. We can wrap things up with a lovely mix of tracks from acts which are set to take 2012 by storm, from 405 favourites Theme Park, to the new EP from Little Comets, before rounding up with Joe Goddard and his 2 Bears. Nothing remotely Wintery about any of them, so this is your last chance to forget about spending hopeless money on overpriced tat, and that god-awful damnation that is Little Mix. Have a little dance along to 'Milk', then get smashed on port. Have a cracking (got a final pun in) Christmas and we'll see you in 2012.


Theme Park– 'Milk'

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Destined for greatness in 2012 and filling out every 'Ones To Watch' list this side of the Nile, Theme Park round off a great breakthrough year with the release of 'Milk', which follows their split debut 'Wax / A Mountain We Love'. Building on the ubiquitous Talking Heads comparisons, the track is a perfect introduction for anyone who has just stumbled across the act, heralding from London via Leeds. Glittering, calypso guitars underline the dance edge to Miles Haughton's lead vocal, with the rapidly trademarked harmonies serving to enforce the all round talent of a band who are quickly becoming recognised as superb song-writers. My only issue with the track is that it only goes to remind me how bad a dancer I really am. This is not a song to nod along with and try to look hip, you really need to commit to throwing horrendous shapes and sweating something criminal. What a great way to wrap up the year.



Little Comets – ‘Worry’

After the success of In Search of Elusive Little Comets earlier in the year, Newcastle's finest have deemed it only fair to round off the year with a new EP, with the eponymous lead single taking all the quirky, summer guitar riffs of their debut and further exposing their fantastic gift for lyricism. The poetry and wit of In Search of... marked the group out as more than your average bouncy indie act, and 'Worry' builds on this as the emotive imagery is juxtaposed with a jarring, catchy hook that stays fresh long after it's completion.



The 2 Bears – ‘Work’

Joe Goddard is still incapable of wrongdoing, and with his beard and the vicinity to Christmas there are unerring comparisons to a certain little guy born on the 25th of this month. Opening on house pianos, then exploding into a sensitive yet infuriatingly dancey chorus, it is only fair to say that this week's singles have helped me dance myself thin before the turkey and Baileys hit with a vengeance.