The Strokes' Julian Casablancas: 'I'm releasing a Christmas song'

Singer exclusively tells NME.COM about his festive plans

'Boombox', the song by US comedy writers Lonely Island, featuring The Strokes' Julian Casablancas on guest vocals, has appeared online. The song, set to feature on the 'Saturday Night Live' comedy team's forthcoming album, 'Incredibad' (out February 23), is available to hear in full at Stereogum.com now.
The Strokes' Julian Casablancas has told NME.COM he is to release a solo Christmas single.

The singer, whose first solo album 'Phrazes Of The Young' came out this week (November 2), said he plans to release a cover of festive tune 'I Wish It Was Christmas Today' which first appeared on US comedy show 'Saturday Night Live'.

"It was a fun thing to do. Everyone seems to do a Christmas song at some point, so I always said to myself I'd do that song," Casablancas explained. "I now checked that off the list of things to do!"

The track will be released as a download and a limited edition seven-inch single on December 21.

Get this week's issue of NME – on UK newsstands nationwide from tomorrow (November 4) – for an exclusive interview with Julian Casablancas.

Meanwhile Casablancas will play the following UK and Ireland tour dates later this year:

Manchester Ritz (December 11)
Glasgow ABC (12)
Dublin Academy (14)
London Forum (16)

To check the availability of Julian Casablancas tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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