Dog Is Dead release free Christmas track before Club NME’s New Year’s Eve Ball

Hear their cover of 'Christmas Wrapping' now, ahead of December 31 bash

Dog Is Dead have made their festive track ‘Christmas Wrapping’ available as a free download ahead of their headline slot at this year’s Club NME New Year’s Eve Ball in London.

The band, who will team up for the show at KOKO on December 31 with Icona Pop, have posted their cover of The Waitresses‘ 1981 festive song on their official website.

Speaking ahead of this week’s show,Dog Is Dead told NME:

We’re hugely excited to be headlining Club NME this New Year’s Eve, and to be coming back to KOKO, one of our favourite venues. It’s the perfect way to finish off a massive year for us, it’s and only a few months since we had our first Radar piece in NME. It’ll be an amazing celebration for everyone to bring in 2012!

You can purchase advance tickets for the New Year’s Eve Ball now (priced £12.50) by visiting, or by calling the ticket phoneline on 0844 847 2258.

For more on Club NME head to NME.COM/clubnme, or stop by for all the latest ticket details.

Dog Is Dead will also play a 24-date UK and Ireland tour in 2012, starting at Norwich Arts Centre on February 18 and ending at Cardiff Arts Institute on March 17. To check the availability of Dog Is Dead tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.