Smith and Burrows' latest single, When The Thames Froze, is taken from their upcoming album Funny Looking Angels, which will be released on November 28th. When The Thames Froze will be released on December 12th and follows on from the lead single, Funny Looking Angels. Smith And Burrows' only UK date will be at London's Union Chapel on December 12th, to coincide with the release of their new single.
The video for When The Thames Froze sees Tom Smith and Andy Burrows pushing a grand piano down the streets of London to the banks of the Thames, where they encourage members of the public to join them in singing their festive tune.
The two aforementioned members of Smith and Burrows have been friends for years but were in two different bands: Tom Smith was the guitarist for Editors; Andy Burrow was the former drummer for Razorlight and now plays with We Are Scientists.
There had always been an idea for a Christmas album full of original songs; in a recent interview, the dup stated that they didn't want to cover 'traditional' Christmas songs such as The Pogues' Fairytale of New York.
Funny Looking Angels also features some covers: Yazoo's Only You; Blacks' Wonderful Life and The Longpigs' On And On.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.