Coldplay to release Christmas single. Coldplay are going to release a special once-off Christmas single on Wednesday December 1. The track ‘Christmas Lights’ will be available through ‘itunes and everything’ from 8pm, Wednesday December 1. There isn’t a whole lot of information on the song, but in a note from the band Coldplay said ‘t is in the key of G. We hope you have a great Christmas/holidays. Yours truly, Coldplay.’ This might be just enough to tie fans over until their as-yet-untitled fifth studio album hits stores sometime next year. In the meantime, the band have two special intimate shows in Newcastle and Liverpool, U.K. and will be appearing at Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals in June, 2011.
The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas has told our source he is to release a solo Christmas single. The singer, whose first solo album ‘Phrazes Of The Young’ came out this week (November 2), said he plans to release a cover of festive tune ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today’ which first appeared on US comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’. “It was a fun thing to do. Everyone seems to do a Christmas song at some point, so I always said to myself I’d do that song,” Casablancas explained. “I now checked that off the list of things to do!” The track will be released as a download and a limited edition seven-inch single on December 21. Meanwhile Casablancas will play the following UK and Ireland tour dates later this year: