December 16, 2013


Chvrches Don Santa Hats to Cover '90s British Boy Band

It's been two months since Chvrches covered Whitney Houston, which has been enough time for us to pick our jaws off the floor. Now the versatile Scottish synth-pop trio—they've also covered HAIM and delivered a joke-y take on the Game of Thrones theme—are back with another killer cover, this time of a British boy band from the retro-cool '90s.

Donning Santa hats in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, Chvrches give their take on the vaguely holiday-themed "Stay Another Day" single from East 17, which topped the UK charts in Christmas of 1994. You can listen to the pure pop cheese of the original below and compare it to Chvrches' understated, Depeche-y version above. Lauren Mayberry's fragile, guileless delivery makes their version not only more believable, but eerier as well.