Top 10 Songs to Soundtrack Winter

03/12/2012 09:47 GMT | Updated 27/01/2013 10:12 GMT

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.