Kim Wilde, the most successful female UK artist of the 80s, has joined forces with thrash metal legends Lawnmower Deth to release a special anti-Christmas single: ‘F U Kristmas.'
The single was released on Friday and proves that Christmas dreams really do come true!
Bookies are reporting keen interest in this new duet topping the festive charts.
“We took a few calls at the beginning of the week and offered 50/1 on the assumption that it was ‘Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree’. It now appears we’ve been duped and we are facing the prospect of a significant payout on a new, contemporary and extraordinary Christmas cracker” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Milton Keynes metalheads will remember The Deth from their numerous, raucous nights spent in Milton Keynes, playing to sold out audiences at the long defunct Pitz club.
The association between the two had been long standing since Kim has previously stated that Lawnmower Deth’s cover of her biggest hit ‘Kids in America’ back in 1991, is her favourite version of the seminal track.
“Lawnmower Deth came up with the idea of us collaborating on a Christmas tune and I said yes immediately, feeling our worlds had become inextricably linked”.
Lawnmower Deth vocalist Pete Lee says: "It wasn’t a polar leap to ask Kim to join us at Download Festival in 2016. Now, working on a Xmas single together, some would say it’s the most bizarre juxtaposition since KLF and Extreme Noise Terror at the BRITS, I prefer a bunch of loveable chancers married with pure pop royalty”.
Speaking on the writing process, Kim explains, “Ricky Wilde and I came up with a melody and additional lyrics and before you know it we had an utterly preposterous Christmas single”.
Lawnmower Deth add their signature humorous heavy rock, thrashing and all that is conventional and tossing it out of the window to create an original anti-Christmas single which was written, in Wilde’s own words “for those who can’t stand it, whilst respecting those who love everything about it”.
The single is a Punk and Thrash-Metal crossover number with thrashing riffs and hardcore vocals. An un-pretentious cut, over which Kim’s pop queen vocals stand bold, as though she had always sung over heavy guitar-laden rock. The song’s bridge includes all the secret chords and harmonies associated with previous famous festive songs but this time wrapped around a frenetic tempo and bombastic energy to create a wholly different style, changing quickly and frequently, never allowing the listener to succumb to boredom.
Kim will also bring her ‘The Wilde Wild Xmas Show’ to Manchester’s O2 Ritz for a special one-off date on 22nd December - with support from fellow 80s female icons Toyah and Carol Decker (T’pau). Joining them, Lawnmower Deth are also set to inject the party with their unique brand of heavy-as-hell rock.
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