PORRIDGE RADIO are drawing down the curtain on 2020 with one final, fine salutation: their own contribution to the vein of alternative Christmas songs which Low kicked off back in ’99 with that mini-album that made Yule songs cool again.
It’s entitled “The Last Time I Saw You (O Christmas)”, it’s out via Secretly Canadian, and we’ve embedded it for you below.
A fan favourite that’s featured in Porridge Radio winter live shows, it takes a less wide-eyed tack on the supposed most wonderfullest time of the year; hear Dana snarl as she wraps her voice around the relentlessness of peer-pressure happiness.
Dana says: “It’s a song about having a miserable time every Christmas and the same cycles of heartbreak and depression endlessly repeating themselves.
“We had a lot of fun with it – enjoy.”
It’s been a pretty decent year for the Brighton band; they’ve released a deluxe version of their Mercury-nominated album Every Bad; it made the top ten of Rough Trade’s albums of the year.
The deluxe version is available here on CD, trad black and transparent blue vinyl; now that actually might bring a little Yuletide cheer.