Hear Wham!’s Last Christmas reimagined by Japanese experimental rockers Boris

Wata (left) and Takeshi of Boris perform onstage at the ATP New York 2009 festival at the Kutsher's Country Club on September 13, 2009 in Monticello, New York
(Image credit: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

Japan‘s premier experimental rock group, Boris, have surprised fans with a new two-track Christmas single, Noël, which features an unmissable shoegaze-y reworking of Wham!’s festive hit, Last Christmas.

“This is a Christmas present for everyone who lives with the various restrictions stemming from COVID-19,” say Boris. “Here in Japan, it is customary to give gifts at Christmas. We hope this Christmas will be the ‘Last Christmas’ of COVID-19.” 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.