Is it too early for a musical mince pie? We think not. The bah humbug cynics amongst you may say there’s no such thing as a great Christmas song, but over the next three days here at Breaking More Waves we hope to prove the grumpy Santa bashers wrong, albeit what we’re offering is full of melancholy.
Let us be one of the earliest to wish you a very Happy Christmas and offer you a gift of goodness from dark electronic kids Curxes. It’s the first song from a new set of Christmas covers recorded by different artists that we’re premiering on Breaking More Waves over the next three days. We’re calling them Christmas Waves Volume 1. And until the download limit is reached you can grab each one for absolutely free.
Having been named as one of the artists on the Blog Sound of 2013 poll yesterday alongside the likes of Daughter, Haim, Savages and Chvrches, Curxes celebrate by presenting this exquisitely beautiful version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. It shows a very different side of the band from what you may have heard previously. Gone are the industrial clatters and sonic synth aggressions; instead there’s a sense of intimacy and from the heart emotion, accentuated by the staggering sensual warmth of Roberta Fidora’s vocal which is strong without falling into the Florence / Jessie J school of warbling and intimate without falling into the breathy Ellie Goulding/ Gabrielle Aplin camp.
If we could marry a voice it would probably be this one. Happy Christmas. You can download the track for free from the Soundcloud player below. If you choose to do so we simply ask that to show your thanks to the band you go the Curxes facebook page (here) and click like or click the love heart by the track on Hype Machine.
We’ll be back tomorrow with another never heard before Christmas cover for you to enjoy.
Written by Robin Seamer