The Week In Review (21-27 Nov)
We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week
Has it really been seven days since we last spoke dear readers? We’ll confess, it’s been difficult to keep track of time as the icy winds of winter draw in and we find ourselves freezing into near hibernation.
Speaking of freezing, one thing that has caught our attention this week was the heartwarming rescue of border terrier Harris. After becoming lost during a walk up the UK’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis, Harris was found by fellow mountaineers and sent home in a taxi, saving him from an icy death.
Well if that story wasn’t a good enough end to your week then this surely will be. Continue on below for the latest edition of our famed week in review, which does just what it says on the tin – and then some.
Classic Of The Week
‘reason’ by gobbinjr (2015)
Wisconsin songwriter Emma Witmer began gobbinjr after realising that she was writing songs at a faster rate than her band could learn them. Combining synth-pop, indie-pop and alt-pop together into a glorious fusion of Frankie Cosmos, Joanna Newsom and Eels, reason demonstrates why gobbinjr is one of the most exciting artists in recent years and why Witmer is a star in the making.
News this week
- The late Phife Dawg’s widow has announced that a posthumous solo album from the A Tribe Called Quest member will be released in 2017, saying: “He completed his entire solo album before he transitioned, so we’re excited about releasing that.”
- Tame Impala have announced that they will be taking a break from touring and recording in 2017. Their hiatus will commence following an appearance at Australia’s Laneway Festival in January.
- Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s son Joe Corré has held a £5M bonfire of punk rock memorabilia, a protest at what he sees as a co-opting of punk by the establishment. Many have criticised Corré’s plans, saying it would have been better to auction the items for charity.
- Two of Fall Out Boy’s early albums, 2005’s From Under The Cork Tree and 2007’s Infinity On High, are getting reissued on vinyl on 16 December.
- Pete Doherty will play a one-off acoustic show at Rough Trade East in London on 5 December, to mark the release of his second solo album Hamburg Demonstrations.
Songs Of The Week
Song: Scott Quinn
Artist: The Maze
Song: Billie Eilish
Artist: Ocean Eyes
Song: Son Of The Velvet Rat
Artist: Blood Red Shoes
Song: Shy Luv