Are you sick to death of the same old Christmas songs from Mariah Carey and The Pogues? Looking for something new to share with friends and family this festive season? Well TMFTML has you covered!
Dublin grunge duo Pranks dropped into Today FM to see Fergal D’Arcy recently and recorded a riffed up version of Mitch Miller’s 1960 classic ‘Must Be Santa’, apparently pulling it off in one take!
Cork/Kerry two piece Electro Funk band White Boys have released a really unique version of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ featuring beat-boxing and a Talkbox.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s ‘The Power of Love’ has become synonymous with Christmas since being used in the John Lewis advert in 2012. Cronin have released a new cover of the song featuring Matt McManamon from the Dead 60’s.
Croupier may have broken up, but we’ll always have their delightful Math Rock version of ‘Carol of the Bells’ to get us through the winter months, this is one of my absolute favourites!
Thumper, the noisy brainchild of Oisín Furlong, have recorded a distorted cover of Darlene Love’s ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’.
The first original on the list comes from Dublin indie band Blades Club with their track ‘What You Get Me (For Christmas)’
Next up, another original! This one comes from Dublin singer-songwriter Sinead McConville. It’s a classic sounding pop song with some clever little arrangements including bells and glockenspiel .
Some of the tracks in this list along with a whole sleigh load more feature on a compilation that the good people over at The Co-Present have compiled just for Christmas!
After you’ve gotten through all of the tracks above and it’s time to properly get your Christmas crunk on, click here to download Stevie G from Cork’s RedFM’s Black Christmas Podcast. Over 3 hours of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soul, Blues and Disco Christmas goodness! It’s Brilliant!
Thanks to all of our readers for your support in 2015, have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2016 =]