The Week In Review (17-23 Oct)
We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week
We’re back again folks with another array of goodies for you to round off. This week we’ve chuckled at the story of burglars stealing 240lbs of Pears from a doctor’s 300-year-old tree, raised a sigh of relief that Batman has decided to come to the rescue of people being attacked by killer clowns and been terrified by the video we saw of a spider eating a whole mouse – A WHOLE MOUSE!
If all of that wasn’t enough for you folks we have our usual musical round-up for you below. Enjoy.
Classic Of The Week
‘Freddy Kreuger’ by Reuben (2004)
The graveyard of musical history is peppered by the tombstones of band’s who ceased to be before they achieved anything like the success they deserved. Camberley post-hardcore/alt-metal trio Reuben are one of the most unfortunate examples of this. Freddy Krueger remains one of the finest rock songs of the last decade and a reminder that in an alternate, fairer, world they would have achieved success similar to that of Scottish heroes Biffy Clyro, rather than split four years after the song’s release.
News this week
- Radiohead are the first headliners confirmed for the 2017 Glastonbury festival. Thom Yorke’s happy singalong ditties will close the Pyramid Stage on Friday 23 June, while the band also top the bill at the Open’er festival in Poland on 28 June.
- While we’re talking festivals, it’s been confirmed that the Isle Of Wight Festival will go ahead as planned on 8-11 June 2017, nixing rumours that the event might be cancelled due to a dispute with the local council.
- Shoegaze favourites Lush, who returned to playing live after a 20-year break back in April, have had to cancel shows at Iceland’s Airwaves festival and the USA’s Rolling Stone Weekender following the departure of bassist Phil King.
- Manchester indie-rockers The Courteeners will play a homecoming gig at the city’s Old Trafford stadium on 27 May next year. Support will come from The Charlatans, Blossoms and Cabbage.
Songs Of The Week
Artist: Leo Napier
Song: Make Believe
Artist: Clean Cut Kid
Song: No River
Artist: Esmé Patterson
Song: Daily Routine