NME Festival blog: Watch Blossoms cover Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’

Blossoms have covered Paul McCartney’s festive hit ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ – check out the seasonal clip below.

To celebrate a highly-successful year and debut album cycle, Stockport’s finest have offered fans a warm and fuzzy rendition of Paul McCartney’s 1979 Yuletide banger.

Opening with a roaring fire, the track is introduced by the big man in red himself – who thanks fans for “a great couple of years”, before saying that the five-piece “toyed with Slade, Band Aid and all – eventually deciding on the one by Sir Paul.”

Last year, the band covered Wham!’s classic ‘Last Christmas’.

2017 saw Blossoms play the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, get nominated for the Mercury Prize and perform at the We Are Manchester benefit gig – alongside idol Noel Gallagher. It was also revealed that they were approached to pen a track for Liam Gallagher.

The band are currently working on the follow-up to their self-titled Number One debut. Back in August, they told NME that they’re adding the finishing touches to their second album – and promised plenty of ‘bangers’.

Asked if they could step up as headliners next time around, frontman Tom Ogden said: “Definitely, especially when you’ve got two albums under your belt. Listening to the [new] songs back, everyone who’s heard the songs goes ‘they sound great’, do you know what I mean? There’s not a weak song on there.”

He continued: “See what comes. Why not? I think two albums is enough to headline.”





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