Dog Is Dead 's cover of The Waitresses' Christmas Wrapping, stays true to the original but that's why we love it! The track was originally released in 1981 and peaked at number 45 in the UK.
The video for Christmas Wrapping was shot live and was filmed by Franklyn Banks. The boys wear festive Christmas jumpers and scarves and perform next to statues of Father Christmas and his reindeer. All five members look to be really enjoying themselves as they perform the catchy Christmas song.
Dog Is Dead formed in 2008 are Robert Milton (vocals/guitar); Joss Van Wilder (keys); Daniel Harvey (drums); Trev (bass/saxophone) and Paul Roberts (guitar). They have released three EPs: a self-titled EP in April 2009; Your Childhood in May 2011 and Confessions in September 2011. Their debut album is scheduled for a spring 2012 release, along with a new single to coincide with their headline tour. They are currently signed to Atlantic Records.
To ring in the New Year, Dog Is Dead will be performing at KOKO in London for Club NME. The full list of dates for their UK tour is as follows:
February 18 - Norwich Arts Centre
February 19 - Oxford Academy 2
February 20 - Birmingham Academy 3
February 21 - Bristol Thekla
February 23 - Leicester Academy 2
February 24 - Stoke Sugarmill
February 25 - Hull Fruit
February 26 - Leeds Cockpit
February 27 - Newcastle Riverside
February 29 - Aberdeen Caf' Drummonds
March 1 - Inverness Hootenanays
March 2 - Ullapool The Arch
March 3 - Stornoway The Woodlands Centre
March 4 - Aviemore Old Bridge Inn
March 6 - Glasgow King Tuts
March 7 - Edinburgh Electric Circus
March 8 - Belfast Auntie Annies
March 9 - Dublin Academy 2
March 10 - Lancaster Library
March 11 - Sheffield Plug
March 13 - Manchester Deaf Institute
March 14 - Brighton Komedia
March 16 - Southampton Joiners
March 17 - Cardiff Arts Institute
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