Winter isn’t all about Christmas Music; they’re a plethora of other season appropriate songs to settle down to should Wizzard and Noddy Holder be proving too much. Here’s a small selection of my favourite songs and artist that can help soundtrack winter just as well as anything with sleigh bells on it.
10) White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes
A band made up of entirely bearded men wearing lumberjack shirts and heavy woolen knits - dressed for winter all year round.
9) Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl - Elbow
Jingly keys and hushed vocals are the perfect accompaniment on a cold winters night.
8) Youth - Daughter
Winter is a season of reflection on the year we’re about the leave behind; Daughter does hindsight beautifully.
7) Snowship - Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Layered choir-esque vocals littered with tinges of regret. Yorkshire’s own Bon Iver...only better.
6) Chapel Song - We Are Augestines
Who says you can’t wear a coat, gloves and sunglasses in a video and still release a serious record?
5) Two Dancers (I) - Wild Beasts
Minimal drums and deep vocals; if the xx soundtrack summer, Wild Beasts claim winter as their own.
4) Lifeline - Citizen Cope
Winter is the busiest time of year for the Samaritans; probably because of songs as beautifully tragic like this.
3) Home - Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros
People travel home for Winter; Christmas and New Year were invented to bring families together; this says it wonderfully.
2) The Funeral - Band Of Horses
Single-handedly proving that acoustic guitars aren’t the be all and end all of conveying emotion in music.
1) Goodbye England (Covered In Snow) - Laura Marling
The greatest female singer-songwriter of her generation’s patriotic ode to winter is essential listening.