It’s that time of the year again, which means you’ll probably be listening to ‘Last Christmas’ about a dozen times this festive season. Here at Music Bloggery, we’ve picked a few alternative original Christmas songs and covers which have been left under the radar, and might provide your Christmas playlist with a bit of variation.
Having grown up to the comforting sounds of Anthony Kiedis’ vocals, it is safe to say that anyone who knows me would say that I would have given up my life for these guys. Every time someone tells me that the Chilis have had their moment in the sun, or that they’re awful live, I’ve refuted as strongly as humanly possible. But after seeing them 10th December in Birmingham’s Genting Arena, I finally learned to admit the cold, hard, truth – my favourite band are dead.
Having grown up listening to the likes of Razorlight, the Kooks, and just about every major indie band in the early noughties, I have developed a certain soft spot for that marriage of mellowed out guitars and angsty song writing. Hell, that’s why I started my own music blog in the first place. But now in the age of electronica and leanings to more digitally influenced sound, I can’t help but wondering if the age of guitar-based indie is dead, and it is in fact becoming (dare I say it) classic rock?!
For those of you who have been living in a cave, Lana Del Rey is an American singer-songwriter who found fame when her single ‘Video Games’ went viral and then followed this up with her 2012 album ‘Born to Die’. Now, in 2014, she has already released a short film (Tropico, which is just about the most pretentious thing I have seen) and a number one album ‘Ultraviolence’. I’m not going to mince words here, I strongly dislike Lana Del Rey. I think she’s fake, overrated and just plain depressing.