Spectral Nights Christmas Countdown 2020: Julian Casablancas- ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today’

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It’s been such a strange year and in the spirit of togetherness and community, we’re going to be counting down to Christmas by sharing a selection of our – and our friends’ – favourite festive songs. Today, we’ve chosen ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today’ by Julian Casablancas.

Starting life as an SNL skit, ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today’ (written by Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz) was given a thrilling new wave-meets-post punk makeover by The Strokes frontman. The zest and enthusiasm in Julian’s vocals sum up the joy of the festive season while the killer riffs demand moshing – as shown when he blasted through it in a mid-afternoon solo set in a blistering heatwave at Glastonbury Festival, 2010…


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