The Week In Review (27 Feb – 05 March)


Hiyori’s got our seal of approval. Image: Creative Commons

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

That’s right folks, it’s Sunday and that can only mean that your beloved Team Songwriting are back to bring our beloved readers up to speed with what’s been going on during the last seven days. So just what have we been up to?

We’ve been enticed by Pieminister’s cricket pie, The Hopper, been shocked by the green Spanish river and had our hearts warmed by Hiyori, a seal from Japan’s Mombetsu Land who has become besotted by a cuddly seal. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

Anyway, back to the serious business of the latest in our weekly round-up in the world of music…

Classic Of The Week

‘Everything in Its Right Place’ by Radiohead (2000)

For those of you who got into music into the late 90s’ this is probably one of track that needs no introduction. It’s the opening song to the most anticipated album of the noughties thus far, and Thom Yorke and his merry band of men did not dissapoint. Even 17 years on, you’ll still get goosebumps as the hunting melody starts off the best album to have been released this milenium.

News this week

  • Good news for North American readers comes in the form of a nine-date tour by The Jesus & Mary Chain in May. The tour starts in St Paul, MN on 9 May and ends in Vancouver on 24 May.
  • Also heading Stateside are Depeche Mode, whose album Spirit drops on 17 March. Late spring and summer sees Gahan and chums touring Europe, but they’ve just announced a whopping 28 US and Canadian dates for August and September.
  • Kelly Jones from Stereophonics has been announced as the support act for Paul Weller’s Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig at the Royal Albert Hall on 31 March.
  • One last bit of tour news… and one last tour. The Maccabees revealed in August that they’d be splitting up after their shows in Manchester and London this June, but they’ve just added three more warm-up gigs in Birmingham (22 June), Glasgow (23 June) and Newcastle (24 June).
  • Also bidding us farewell is UK festival Secret Garden Party, with 2017’s event on 20-23 July set to be the last in what has been a 15-year run. But it’s not all doom and gloom: the organisers say “watch this space for the phoenix rising from the ashes”.
  • Norah Jones, The Shins, Beck and Kelis are among the contributors to an album of 60s covers that’s been put together by Danger Mouse to accompany Amazon series Man In The High Castle. The album, Resistance Radio, is out on 30th Century Records on 7 April.

Songs Of The Week

Song: Curtain Call
Artist: Tabah

Song: Know No Better ft. Gizzle
Artist: Jarami

Song: Pretender
Artist: Sea Bed

Song: MJ Cole
Artist: Undo feat. Alyss

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