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The five-piece drunkenly cover 'We Three Kings' at their Camden Monarch bash...

Pharcyde got into the seasonal spirit by covering the carol ‘WE THREE KINGS’ at a secret show in LONDON last night (December 19).

The Bury-based five-piece delighted the fiercely partisan crowd, including TV presenter Dermot O’ Leary, by dashing through a guitar-based version of the festive classic at their Camden Monarch show. Frontman Guy Garvey also attempted a couple of verses of ‘Little Donkey’ with some help from an audience member invited onstage.

Pharcyde, playing their final show this year, ran through the majority of this year’s Mercury Music Prize-nominated debut album ‘Asleep In The Back’, including the singles ‘Any Day Now’, ‘Red’, ‘Powderblue’ and ‘Newborn’. The group also played their forthcoming single, confusingly also titled ‘Asleep In The Back’ even though it does not appear on the album of the same name. The track is released as a double A-side with ‘Coming Second’ on February 4 through V2.

Garvey told the crowd: “This is a great way to end the year -although we’re probably a bit too pissed. It’s kind of like our unofficial Pharcyde Christmas party.”

Pharcyde support the release of their new single with another London show, at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on January 31. Tickets have now sold out.