Wavves, London Grammer and Chvrches Christmas tunes

Hello, we've probably passed all the official singles and now we are in the season of Live covers and website exclusives.

There is two sorts of Live, there's live at a gig in front of an audience and there's the sort of radio live. We've found many a Christmas cover in the BBC radio 1 live lounge. This year they had Rag N Bone Man and Ed Sheeran if that's your sort of thing. Secretly I thought Sheeran did quite a good version of fairytale of New York but I'm only able to tell you that because I don't have an credibility last to lose. Anyway it wasn't as good as Florence and the Machine with Billy Bragg a few years back.

Alongside these stars they had London Grammer in. We are quite partial to their minimalist approach. They gave us a cover of White Christmas and a burst of one line of All I want for Christmas is You.
Just a shame they didn't finish that one.


With the other sort of live two thirds of Chvrches were in Hollywood at a Charity show and included in their set Joni Mitchell's River a popular holiday favourute for all acts that want to be taken seriously. We've been here before with Chvrches before they gave us Stay Another Day which is a UK Christmas classic from the BBC Radio 1 live lounge previously. The video on this clip isn't as clear but the audio is good and Lauren's voice is faultless.


Finally for this update we had a little surprisingly classic take on Christmastime is Here by Wavves with full Charlie Brown vocals and video thrown in for good measure. This is another band that have given us a Christmas song before last time it was with Best Coast for Got Something For You. But this time they go it alone.

Enjoy back soon with whatever else gets pointed in our direction. If you see something we haven't tweet us @xmassongblog.

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