English indie-poppers Pale Waves ring in the holidays with a seasonal Spotify single sporting a cover of classic Yuletide tearjerker “Last Christmas” from George Michael‘s ’80s Wham! outfit. Hear the band’s twist on the tune, below.
The spirited cover song divining the winter solstice marks the Manchester, England-based act’s first new release since this fall’s debut full-length effort from the “One More Time” songsters, My Mind Makes Noises, as noted by the NME.
And, of course, this isn’t the first time a popular indie group has tackled Wham’s 1984 slice of holiday magic. Alt-rock fans may remember Jimmy Eat World‘s crack at the old chestnut, not to mention myriad other stabs at the song.
See Pale Waves’ remaining 2018 tour dates after the track.
11/19 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live
11/20 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
11/21 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Bar
11/24 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Hall
11/25 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
11/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
11/30 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
12/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
12/02 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theaters
12/04 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
12/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
12/07 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic