Here they are, trying to justify their actions via a note on their website: “It's Christmas and we're releasing a new single. It wasn't always the plan. We didn't set out to write a Christmas song, it just turned out that it couldn't be anything else, and however much we tried to pretend it was just a song about snow, it would always make us think of Christmas when we listened to it. I guess some songs just are what they are, and there's nothing you can do about it. If a song wants to be a Christmas song it will be a Christmas song, or any other type of song it wants to be”.
Thou 'doth protest too much, me thinks.'
It'll be available to download from 15 Dec, ahead of the release of the band's new album, 'The Law Of The Playground', out in March.