- 03 Sep 18
The Glasgow three-piece released their most recent studio album, 'Sister And Brothers', in April of this year, which consists of original material.
December are no strangers to referencing their influences, with U2 being a quite prominent fixture in the band's history. They released '33' in 2017, a 10-song album consisting of re-interpretations of the legendary Irish band's hits, as well as performing at fan-led celebrations of their 40th anniversary and playing at pre-show gigs before U2's concerts in both London and Dublin this year.
In fact, December's entire debut album was one that honoured a host of their inspirations. Titled 'I Will Let You Have Your Say', each track on the 2015 record was named after one of their luminaries, a list ranging from Barack Obama to former footballer Kenny Dalglish.
After the release of their 'Sister And Brothers' album and subsequent shows, the band are back to paying homage again, having dropped their cover of 'In A Big Country' from fellow Scottish band Big Country last Thursday. Speaking on how their rendition of the 80s song came to be, singer Ails Pattison revealed:
"It came about really naturally actually. In our live shows we were playing a snippet of 'In A Big Country' at the end of one of our own songs. It became a really emotional moment in the set and we wanted to try and recreate that in the studio. We love the original version – it’s the most live sounding studio recording ever probably. Stuart Adamson’s lyrics are so personal and emotional. Ours is a bit different but we hope we’ve recorded a version that does justice to a band that so many still adore for wearing their hearts on their sleeves and creating such passionate music."
You can watch the video for December's cover of 'In A Big Country' below, and purchase it from iTunes and all other digital stores.