The Week In Review (10-16 Oct)


Watching Friends WILL help you pass your exams (maybe).

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week

Heeeeeere’s SONGWRITING, Team Songwriting that is – sorry, your beloved Team Songwriting – and we’ve got yet another corker of a weekly round-up that’ll have Comedy Central addicts purring. We’ve guffawed at the Polish thief who hid in a washing machine to evade police, felt more than a little queasy at news of pigeons being sucked into bread-making machine at a mill and been positively delighted to discover that watching Friends can help you pass your SATs. See pals, watching Comedy Central is good for you.

Classic Of The Week

‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ by Tears For Fears (1985)

31 years ago an already successful British new wave duo from Bath, Somerset became the trench-coat wearing pop lovely’s listening of choice with their smash-hit second album Songs From The Big Chair. Everybody Wants To Rule The World was the third single to be released from the LP, made it to No 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and is, quite simply, an absolute banger.

News this week

  • Manic Street Preachers’ Holy Bible 20th Anniversary tour is the subject of a new 65-minute documentary film. BE PURE. BE VIGILANT. BEHAVE has been directed by Kieran Evans and premieres in Cardiff on 19 October.
  • Kings Of Leon have announced a UK arena tour, to take place next year. They kick off in Leeds on 19 February, then visit Birmingham, Newcastle and Liverpool before finishing up in Glasgow on 27 February.
  • Also hitting the road next year are Coldplay, who’ve announced 18 North American dates for the period August-October. The tour kicks off at the MetLife Stadium in NYC on 1 August.
  • Former Klaxons keyboardist James Righton will release his first solo album in February. He’s now trading under the name Shock Machine, which in time-honoured ‘eponyous debut’ tradition is also the name of the album.

Songs Of The Week

Song: Concrete Jungle
Artist: Au/Ra

Song: Honeycomb
Artist: Kadhja Bonet

Song: Company Of Thieves

Song: Cleopatra
Artist: The Lumineers

Song: Fading Away
Artist: Adam Naas

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