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All I Want For Christmas Is...



A few quirky music-related items on the Leland wishlist

All I Want For Christmas Is...

Having (nearly) finished shopping for gifts for others, our thoughts are turning to what will be left under the Christmas tree for us. Below are a few quirky music-related items on the Leland wishlist. See you in 2019 to compare notes!

Cute AND annoying, the beautiful thing about this instrument is that you change the pitch by squeezing the “tadpole’s” face to open its mouth. It’s quite obnoxious in sound too, which pleases us no end.

Buy here.


These guys make quality custom drumsticks - choose your (innuendos ahoy!) wood, size, tip, colour and even add your own logo or signature. They’re like the craft brewery of drumsticks, democratising the custom drumstick world previously exclusive to rock stars with big brand endorsements.

Buy here.



Crate digging is our trade, but sometimes even for us knowing that ALL that music is out there to be discovered can be overwhelming, so we’re quite taken with the idea of a club that provides a gentle guiding hand. And we all need more vinyl in our lives.

We love Keepers Record Club strategy of giving you only three options every month to choose from. It’s based in the US, but ships to the UK, and each month there are old and newly released records to select from.

UK based The Retro is more for the charity shop hunters, recycling almost new (tried and tested for scratches!) vinyl on a monthly basis.


Never able to resist a silly play on words we love the idea of this cookbook which mixes metal and mash. We can’t wait to try Motley Crue's famous Pepper Jack Steak, Lemmy's 'Krakatoa Surprise’ recipe and Jackie from Girlschool 'Headbanger's Hangover Pie’.

Buy here.

PRINCE ‘PIANO & MICROPHONE ’83' (deluxe edition)


Everyone loves Prince, right? And Christmas is the time for deluxe editions...

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OK, not actually one for us, but a good one for sharing with small family members. Launched just in time for Christmas, this is a clever speaker made for kids as young as three to use themselves, that keeps them away from mummy’s iPhone. The speaker takes “library cards” with pre-programmed music on them, curated by the in-house team so completely age appropriate. Designed by the people behind one of the first digital distributors, 7Digital, this is some smart and playful new music tech created for early (years) adopters.

Buy here.

Katherine Melling is an Executive Assistant at Leland Music.

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Leland Music, Fri, 21 Dec 2018 17:25:34 GMT