Kate Miller-Heidke will not be trimming her Christmas tree this year.
The Aussie songstress has teamed up with Adelaide’s most bewhiskered band, The Beards, to record a very special Christmas single for a good cause.
The festive carol has all of the hallmarks of a holiday classic, kicking off with jaunty piano chords, twinkling bells and jubilant lyrics about Christmas, uh, decorations.
But somehow we couldn’t imagine Mariah Carey belting this one out at Carols By Candlelight.
Descriptively dubbed I’m Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas, the joyous ditty details Miller-Heidke’s plans to, shall we say, deck her halls with boughs of holly.
“The Beards opened for me on tour a couple of years ago, and some of their fans heckled me for not having a beard,” Miller-Heidke explained about the pair’s collaboration.
“This song is my revenge on them. Also, it taps into my sick love of Christmas songs. It’s one of the poppiest, most upbeat songs I’ve ever written and it’s my dream that it gets played at Westfield during extended Christmas shopping hours. Also, it’s for charity.”
All proceeds from the song – which hits iTunes on November 27th – will go to Bowel Cancer Australia, as part of their Decembeard fundraising drive.
Meanwhile, Miller-Heidke has also announced an 11-stop string of tour dates for the New Year, including a return to Adelaide after her previously-scheduled appearance there was axed with the sad cancellation of this year’s Gorgeous Festival.
Check out all the details for her tour, along with your new favourite Christmas carol, I’m Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas, below.
Watch: Kate Miller-Heidke Feat. the Beards – I’m Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas
Tickets on sale Friday, 27th November from 10am, exept Adelaide (Wednesday, 2nd December) and Fremantle (Friday, 4th December).
Thursday, 11th February 2016
The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay
Tickets: Byron Centre
Friday, 12th February 2016
Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich
Tickets: Ipswich Civic Centre
Sunday, 14th February 2016
The Triffid, Brisbane
Tickets: The Triffid
Thursday, 18th February 2016
The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: The Factory
Friday, 19th February 2016
Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford
Tickets: Laycock Street Theatre
Saturday, 20th February 2016
Estonian House, Melbourne
Tickets: Shadow Electric
Wednesday, 2nd March 2016
Garden Of Unearthly Delights
The Spiegeltent, Adelaide (AA)
Tickets: Garden Of Earthly Delights
Friday, 4th March 2016
Bathers Beach, Fremantle
Wednesday, 9th March 2016
Montrose Town Centre, Montrose
Tickets: Culture Tracks
Friday, 11th March 2016
Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey
Saturday, 12th March 2016
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy
Tickets: Port Fairy Folk Festival