We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week
It’s Sunday and that can mean only one thing. No, not that it’s Monday tomorrow (smart arses). What it means, of course, is that your friendly neighborhood Team Songwriting are back to fill you in on what’s been happening in the world, and our senses have been positively tingling since we last caught up.
This week we’ve been equal parts shocked and amazed (though the official party line is that we’re appalled) by Russian train-surfing daredevil Batgirl Kobzarro, intrigued by the discovery of the real life sixth sense – after US scientists discovered the intuition gene Piezo2 – and thrilled by China’s unveiling of the world’s first battery powered roller-coaster train. Okay, we admit, we’re a little terrified by the last one.
What we’re not afraid of, though, is giving you the rest of the week in review. Why? Because you’re going to love it, of course.
Classic Of The Week
‘Mouthful Of Cavities’ by Blind Melon (1995)
We say Blind Melon and where does your mind go? Bumble bees. The band’s 1992 single No Rain made them international stars – make no mistake about that. However, they would release the finest record of their career three years later with 1995’s Soup. Mouthful Of Cavities features towards the album’s close and is a crushing reminder of Shannon Hoon’s fragile yet powerful voice and eloquent songwriting.
News this week
- Psych/drone stalwarts Spiritualized are to release a new album on 16 June 2017 – 20 years to the day from the release of Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. Before that, they will also play the latter in full with an orchestra and choir at the Barbican in London on 7 November.
- Bjork is to appear at the Iceland Airwaves festival on 5 November – her first live show in her home country since 2014. Also on the bill are PJ Harvey, Kate Tempest, Santigold, Dizzee Rascal and many more.
- Kenny Rogers will retire from music in 2017, the country legend has announced. The 78-year-old says he wants to be able to spend more time with his family.
Songs Of The Week
Song: Sunrise Laughing’ by
Artist: Hope & Social
Artist: Years & Years
Song: You’re Like Me
Song: Dreams On Fire
Artist: Katie Melua
Artist: Get Inuit