Bands join the fes­tive song rush

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Front Page -

It’s of­fi­cially Christ­mas­time in Mu­sic Land, and that means bands and artists will be foist­ing their Yule­tide-in­spired tunes on the gen­eral pub­lic for the next few weeks. De­spite their cur­rent hia­tus, The Killers re­leased Boots, their fifth Christ­mas sin­gle, this week, and Cold­play re­leased Christ­mas Lights. Best Coast and Wavves have so­lid­i­fied their ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship with Got Some­thing for You, writ­ten for US chain store Tar­get. Closer to home, Dublin/Kil­dare band Funzo (be­low) re­lease their de­but sin­gle This Christ­mas on De­cem­ber 10th, with a launch gig at Craw­daddy on the 16th. The song won the Christ­mas FM song com­pe­ti­tion in 2009. “The cold weather, dec­o­rat­ing the tree, par­ties, Christ­mas mu­sic and of course, the mushy ro­man­tic feel­ings: it’s all in there!” says song­writer Liam McDer­mott. All pro­ceeds from the re­lease will go to chil­dren’s char­ity Bar­na­dos.

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