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Festive treat from fantastic Futureheads

Nostalgic blast of festive fun from the pop punksters, which sums up what being a kid at Christmas is all about. Great tune with wonderful harmonies, Christmas bells, pounding drums - the works. In a much better, alternative universe, this is this year's Christmas number one and we'll all be playing Pac-Man on Christmas Day.

Another cracker from the boys up north....

This is one of those songs which will probably become an anthem in years to come, not just for the people who can remember Christmas in the 1980's, but also for those of us who better remember the 90's and 00's too. It knocks the frost off "Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) that failed attempt to rekindle the Christmas rock spirit from falsetto, spandex clad fun-timers The Darkness, and could well be the best Christmas single by a rock band since the 1970's curled up it's platformed toes. They should watch the scene for System Fault in 2011 too as I've a feeling these boys will be rising stars in the coming year!


Formed: 2000 in Sunderland, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Taking the best of post-punk, new wave, and pop as inspiration, Sunderland's Futureheads were among the best of the U.K.'s "angular" movement, which also included Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. The band began as a trio of vocalist/guitarist Barry Hyde, bassist Jaff, and drummer Pete Brewis. Hyde and Brewis were tutors at a lottery-funded organization called the Sunderland City Detached Youth Project, which aimed to get kids off the street by having them play music instead. The band -- whose members...
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