Pesky! Have Made The Best Christmas Song Of 2015

"Christmaaaaaaas! Christmaaaaas!"
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"Christmaaaaaaas! Christmaaaaas!"
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I’ve got a theory that every year there’s one new Christmas song released that will be added to the pantheon of true classics. Obviously nothing has ever topped The Pogues, but that’s fine because it’s the best and everyone knows that.

This year a band called Pesky! are releasing a version of Darlene Love’s 1963 cut 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)', and it is just a gloriously sentimental and uplifting thing. The original was produced by Phil Spector and this version pays homage to his wall of sound, while giving it a sheen of sweet shoegazey rock and roll. If you were looking for comparisons I suppose it sounds a bit like Dum Dum Girls, or PINS overdosing on candy floss.

The candy reference isn’t a totally idle one, as it would be remiss not to mention the fact that the average age of the seven band members of Pesky! is just thirteen years old. When I think back to what I was doing when I was thirteen, it basically involved a Sega Saturn, a football or a dog-eared copy of Mayfair .  

Anyway, this is great and gets my vote for this year’s new yuletide staple. Time to start looking over your shoulder, Shane?

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