PLAYLIST: A Dutch Uncles Christmas

09 Nov 2017

Dutch Uncles have selected their favourite Christmas tracks ahead of their December show at Moth Club

We're celebrating the festive season with Memphis Industries this year. On 16 December, three of their finest artists will play Lost Christmas at Moth Club. Tickets to see Dutch Uncles, Warm Digits and Malihini are on sale now.

Dutch Uncles have selected some of their favourite Christmas tracks to celebrate the occasion! Have a listen now...

J Lo – All I Have
Dunc: It’s the Christmas anthem of choice for any millennial, there’s no denying. Now let’s all put massive coats on and look pouty and miserable.

The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t let The Bells End)
Pete: Huge choruses, big solos, tight pants, kids choir, a sleigh down Manchester’s market street… how this didn’t get to number 1 I don’t know. Fucking Gary Jules…

Fleetwood Mac – You and I Pt.II
Dunc: Although the guitar suggests a more summery vibe, there’s something about the synth solo in this that just screams for sleigh ride smooches. It’s a Balearic twist on Christmas feels.

Paul Buchanan – Half The World
Dunc: Although The Blue Nile have written a number of excellently crafted songs around lyrical context of Christmas (see Family Life and of course, Christmas) there’s something about the sound of the Rhodes on this solo number of Paul’s that paints a peaceful snow-laden existence, and whispers of hopeful reflection to what is a very lonely time.

Cascada – Last Christmas
Pete: Because I can’t wait to see them in Rusholme in a few weeks(at Antwerp Mansions). Gonna be mind bending. Hope someone joins me, I’ll buy them a curry.

Destiny’s Child – 8 Days Of Christmas
Dunc: Don’t think I’ve ever got to the end of this song. It’s a truly harrowing reminder of the consumerist bullshit that this unbearable, misconceived process of ‘love’ has become.

Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime
Dunc: Every now and then an absolute smasher of a tune relating directly to Christmas is born. This was probably the last one (for my taste at least).

Joni Mitchell – River
Dunc: Joni’s lamentable and anxious stance on the upcoming holidays in the context of this heartbreaking album (Blue) is yet another notch of genius songwriting that she makes sound so easy. The use of the jingle bells theme is a treat.

Spice Girls – 2 become 1
Dunc: At this time of year, respects have to be paid to the most successful Christmas time act since the Beatles. Here is the first of their 3 consecutive Christmas no.1’s.

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas, Mr.Lawrence
Dunc: Considering the contrived manner of 99% of Christmas song lyrics, it feels best to go out on an instrumental. Just sit back and make your own assumptions of the upcoming holiday.

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