Our favorite Southampton punks have given us a present early. The band has released their cover of the holiday classic “Fairytale of New York.” Originally recorded by The Pogues and Kirtsy MacColl in 1987, the track features Will Gould and Hannah Greenwood on vocals. Listen to it below.
“Ever since we were kids ‘Fairytale of New York’ has always been our favorite Christmas song. Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl trading insults in the lyrics and the overall sad tone of the song always appealed to us—we’ve wanted to cover it for some time,” Gould explained on Instagram.
The song comes from their upcoming Christmas EP, which comes out December 8. Along with this track, the EP features one new song, “Same Time Next Year?” and Creeper’s take on “Blue Christmas.”