The Music Week Playlist: December 18, 2017

The Music Week Playlist: December 18, 2017

Gwen Stefani
Jingle Bells (Interscope)

Full of swing and brass, this is a shakin’ intro to Gwen’s new LP, You Make It Feel Like Christmas. At this time of year, it’s the kind of record that hits you square in the heart - and the hips.

Contact Stephanie-Duncan-Bosu

Phoebe Bridgers
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Dead Oceans)

Anyone who unwraps Phoebe Bridgers’ debut on the 25th should be well chuffed, and this warped, maudlin lullaby proves exactly why.

Contact Jodie Banaszkiewicz

Marching Church
Christmas On Earth (Sacred Bones)

Danish punk prince Elias Bender Rønnenfelt sloshes horror all over Christmas with a carol “about parental kidnapping”.

Contact Frankie Davison

Project Pioneer
Tender (Co-Op Food)

What could be Christmassier than a charity cover of Blur’s classic? The proceeds go to the Co-Op Foundation’s Belong scheme.

Contact Rob O’Riordan

LA Wise Man
All I Want For Xmas Is Rock & Roll (Domino)

Witness a Yuletide transformation, as LA Priest becomes LA Wise Man. Glammy, kitsch and bit like The Darkness, this one’s a cracker.

Contact Aoife Kitt

Tom Chaplin
Midnight Mass (Island)

Here’s Tom Chaplin with three minutes of piano pop, perfect for contemplation and reflection this festive season. Hallelujah!

Contact Fred Mellor

Christmas EP (Roadrunner)

Don’t say Creeper never give you anything. With two new tracks and an eerily faithful Pogues cover, they’re out to make stockings bulge.

Contact Phoebe Sinclair

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