2008 has been some year for Glasvegas. Since signing to Columbia Records after a major label bidding war, the quartet from the east end of Glasgow have recorded and released a debut LP that is many people's album of the year. The singles Daddy's Gone and Geraldine already sound like broken-hearted classics.
With a support slot with Oasis at the Electric Proms and rapturously-received festival sets under their belts, most bands would be forgiven for resting on their laurels. Instead, Glasvegas headed to a Transylvanian cathedral in October to record a Christmas album featuring a Romanian choir.
Just a couple of days before the release of A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss), MusicRadar caught up with Glasvegas singer, songwriter, guitarist and former professional footballer James Allan.
Here's what James had to say: