of the more bizarre traditions to have emerged in modern music, many a yuletide season sees The Killers release a Christmas single out of nowhere and it turns 2015 is no exception.

Following on from tracks such as ‘Don’t Shoot Me Santa’ and 2012’s ‘I Feel It In My Bones’, ‘Dirt Sledding is an alternative take on the traditional Christmas track which conveys something of a more madcap vision of the holiday.

Opening with a dramatic and glamorous piano led section which sounds eerily reminiscent to Hunky Dory era David Bowie, Brandon Flowers and co continue to cavort their way through rock ‘n’ roll history when ‘Dirt Sledding’ kicks in; delving back towards the formative years of rock ‘n’ roll with a guitar part that pays homage to Chuck Berry’s golden era. Featuring a verse from Santa himself and a eerily accurate Elvis impression, it’s nothing short of insane but in all the right ways.

Released alongside a raucous video that continues the theme of tour manager Ryan Pardey’s vendetta against Brandon Flowers, all proceeds for the single will go directly to the global fund to fight aids and can be purchased now via Itunes

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