Have yourself a very indie Christmas in the company of the Eels, Julian Casablancas, Mark Kozelek, The Shins, Fiona Apple, and a lot more.
It’s a real pity that Christmas music gets such short shrift. We love to whip out the staples for Christmas dinner. Nat King Cole, Paul McCartney, and even a bit of East 17 (or E17 if you’re so inclined). Having said that, with these songs on repeat for the entire four weeks of Christmas can get a touch tiresome.
This is why, in collaboration with Ditto Music, we’ve whipped up our own alternative Christmas playlist to help inject a bit of variety into proceedings. We’ve got Fiona Apple doing ‘Frosty The Snowman’, Courtney Barnett with ‘Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)’, and the inimitable Mark Kozelek somehow making ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ into a grumpy ode to the festive season. That’s just your toe in the ocean though. There’s also another seventy six other indie/alternative artists doing the staples and contributing their own rather excellent originals.
Discover the playlist below.