The band have penned a festive song too

Hotly tipped London four-piece Switches are lining up a one-off Christmas show.

The band will be staging a festive gig at Camden‘s Proud Galleries on December 18.

“I was thinking of dressing up as Santa, having girls sitting on my knee and ask them what they want for Xmas,” joked singer Matt Bishop. “I like playing there (Proud Galleries), there’s a real vibe to it. We just want to celebrate the year, invite all our friends along and hang out.”

As a special treat to their fans, singer Matt Bishop told NME.COM he has also written a Christmas song for the gig which will become available as a download.

He said: “I don’t wanna write a naff Xmas song. I want it to be different. I’ve heard this song by The Kinks called ‘Father Christmas’ and I really like that. One of the guys in the studio alerted me to it and I thought that’s a good inspiration for the song. It’s all about Ray Davies being mugged by kids when he was dressed up as Santa.”

Switches‘s new single ‘Drama Queen’ is out on January 29.