Don’t worry, you’re safe from Whamageddon here as covers and remixes don’t count. <PIG> have released a charity EP of Christmas covers available via Bandcamp. It’s “pay what you want” with every single penny of proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee (which has nothing to do with Thunderbirds).
The brains behind <PIG>, Raymond Watts steps us through the tracks on the EP:
I wanted to pay homage to the great Christmas songs, have fun with them but also take a stand against the ever rising tide of toxic bigotry in this increasingly brutal world while remembering there is a better part of ourselves. ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ in particular represents this whatever your beliefs may or may not be. ‘Last Christmas’ while being a great song from the irreplaceable George Michael (who left us two years ago this Christmas) also represents the fleeting nature of ‘the season of goodwill’. ‘Blue Christmas’ resonates with anyone who is separated from a loved one at this time of year, whatever the reason, war zone or weather (and who doesn’t want a go at being the King?) To that end these songs stand as an honour guard from the Lord of Lard.
So wrap your lugs around the song below, be impressed and grab the rest while helping a good cause.