If you're sick of the same old Christmas carols playing on repeat in shopping malls, don't swear off the festive tunes just yet.
Local record label Middle Class Cigars just dropped a Christmas compliation, "A City Without Snow" (Fake foam snow doesn't count!), putting together 7 original songs and 2 renditions of classics by 9 Singapore-based musicians.
Our favourites: Pleasantry's placid rendition of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" lulls you back to your childhood huddled up by the fireplace while it's snowing outside; Subsonic Eye's indie original, "Holiday Depression Triggers", puts you in a festive mood despite being completely unlike your usual Christmas melodies.
As the self-professed Christmas grinch of The Finder Team, I say: Give it a listen, you'll love it!
Check out the preview below, or listen to the full album on BandCamp here.
By Pinky Chng, The Finder, December 2016
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