• Charlotte Hardman

LOUDER NEWS: The Offspring are already getting festive with a new Christmas cover

Is it too early to be excited for Christmas? Personally, once Halloween celebrations (and Bonfire Night ones for those in the UK!) are over, my head is already full of turkey and tinsel - and, apparently, punk legends The Offspring feel the same way! Despite the big day being well over a month away, they have released a cover of the festive classic 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)', originally performed by Darlene Love; and it's enough to get even the biggest Scrooge humming along in spite of themselves!

Keeping respectfully in line with the wholesome chiming sleigh bells of the original, though with a few extra electric guitars threaded into the background for good measure, this is one Christmas cover you can definitely slip into the family playlist and your grandma will be none the wiser! Of the song, front-man Dexter Holland said: "It just seemed like the world could use a nice holiday song right now. We’ve always been huge fans of Darlene Love, so when the idea came up to do a Christmas song, we jumped at the chance to record that one…and tried not to wreck it."

With this charmingly festive offering, The Offspring have proven that even the most steadfast punk can still indulge in all the chintz and glitter of the Christmas season, without losing any of their hard-earned edge!

Check out the track for yourself and get the bells going here:

The Offspring's seminal album 'Conspiracy of One' turned 20 this year! To celebrate, the band will release a deluxe version of the album in December, on a limited edition red and yellow splatter vinyl. Pre-order yours here:


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