Listen: The xx Cover Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’

Well, this was a cover that we weren't expecting...

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Musical miserabilists The xx played a decidedly downbeat rendition of Wham's classic 'Last Christmas' for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.

The xx, who charted in our '30 Best Albums of 2012' list, are not exactly the first band that would come to mind when choosing your festive playlist, and it's unlikely that their minimalist take on the 80s Christmas classic will be playing while you tuck into your turkey.

The Live Lounge has been an enduring tradition for the BBC, where artists perform both their own tracks and covers. Girls Aloud, Ben Howard, Bruno Mars and Pink have all entered the Lounge this month.

You can listen to/watch The xx's performance below.

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