The Week In Review (16-22 Jan)


Women’s March shows that solidarity still exists. Image by Mark Dixon. Creative Commons.

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

In a week dominated by the inauguration of America’s 45th President, The Donald, we could focus on the negatives that are predicted for the next four years. However, there’s been another major event this week and it’s given us a tremendous sense of pride.

Yesterday (Saturday 21 January 2017) saw the Women’s March on Washington. In a show of solidarity with their American counterparts, millions of people from around the world took to the streets and vocalised their opposition to the threat to women’s rights that they see enshrined in the divisive politcs of Donald Trump. That is how we chose to remember this week.

Now, though, you can catch the rest of our weekly round-up.

Classic Of The Week

‘Fagetarian And Dyke’ by Team Dresch (1994)

If you’re a fan of riot grrrl, but have not heard this track by the brilliant Portland, Oregon, quartet Team Dresch then you’re in for a real treat. Fiery, infectious and possessed by a clarity of purpose that’s always been the calling card of riot grrrl, Fagetarian And Dyke is a lost classic that you can discover today.

News this week

  • Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit against Sony Music, seeking confirmation that copyright in early Beatles songs will return to him in 2018 (56 years after the songs were written), as per the 1976 Copyright Act.
  • George Harrison’s entire solo catalogue will be reissued on vinyl on 25 February, to mark the late Beatle’s 74th birthday. His 12 studio albums and 1992’s Live In Japan will be available both indvidually, and as a boxset simply entitled George Harrison: The Vinyl Collection.
  • Radiohead have announced a string of nine more US live dates, to tie in with their Coachella performances on 14 and 21 April. The tour kicks off in Miami on 30 March, and will visit Atlanta, New Orleans, Kansas City, Seattle, Portland, Santa Barbara and Berkeley.
  • Could Lorde’s highly anticipated second album be finally nearing completion? The Kiwi singer-songwriter posted on Instagram this week that she was off “back to work in the States, finishing this record”.
  • More names were announced this week for the Isle Of Wight Festival 2017. The new additions include Kaiser Chiefs, Texas, The Undertones and The Alarm.

Songs Of The Week

Song: To The Rescue
Artist: The Divine Comedy

Song: Phase Me Out
Artist: VÉRITÉ

Song: How Much Further
Artist: Stealth

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