AN AYRSHIRE punk rock band has released a brand new Christmas charity single.

The Apparents have released the song titled “Another Song for Christmas” and it is a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look at the yearly battle to release the best Christmas single.

Previously slated for release in 2020, the band were unable to get together to record the track due to Covid restrictions. Rather than try to rush a release, the band felt it would be better to hold back the single until this year.

All of the proceeds from sales of the single will go towards charity Kidney Kids Scotland, which is currently the only Scottish charity supporting children with renal/urology illness and their families.

The main aim of the charity is to enable children to receive treatment as close to home as possible and minimise disruption to their family unit.

The band had a special reason for deciding on the charity to support.

A spokesperson said: “Due to the illness of one of the band’s family members and the support provided by the Kidney Kids Charity, when the idea to release a Christmas single was first discussed, it was suggested that this be a charity release in support of the Kidney Kids organisation.

“The band agreed that this was a great idea and that 100 per cent of all sales of the single would go direct to this excellent Scottish charity.

“Sadly at this time of year, some of the smaller and more specialised charities struggle to gain support as they can be over-shadowed by some of the larger organisations.

“As such, the band hope that, in some small way, they both support the charity and also raise awareness of the vital work it does and support it provides.”

For more, including how to buy the single, see at The Apparents’ Facebook page.