The holiday season is quickly upon us which means every single radio station is about to play the same obnoxious, holiday-themed tune for the next month and a half. If you feel like you need a different take on one of those overly played tracks, you don’t need to look any further than Pale Waves’ latest release. On Monday (Nov. 19), the Manchester-founded group unleashed their version of Wham!’s “Last Christmas.”
Instead of the late George Michaels’ solemn voice blasting through the speakers, the four-piece combine the sadness of the lyrics with their signature gothic, synth-pop sound. The holiday cover is part of Spotify’s Singles series and was recorded at Metropolis Studios in London.
Listen to Pales Waves’ take on “Last Christmas” above.
The “Last Christmas” cover is the band’s first new material since the release of their debut album earlier this fall. My Mind Makes Noises was released in September and features hit singles “Eighteen,” “There’s a Honey,” “Television Romance,” “Kiss,” and “Noises.”
In support of their debut album’s release, the group is currently in the middle of their headlining North American tour. The fall time jaunt will conclude on Dec. 6 at the Fonda in Los Angeles.
After a short time off, the quartet will hit the touring circuit once again, this time opening for fellow Dirty Hits label mates, the 1975. Joining Pale Waves and the 1975 on the forthcoming tour will be No Rome who happens to also be part of the Dirty Hits family. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.