The Week In Review (3 – 9 April)


The past week’s good weather in the UK has got us in the festival spirit. Image by Eva Rinaldi. Creative Commons

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

Dear readers, we’re back and we must say that the past week has been one of drinking in the UK’s glorious weather. Though we write during the midst of spring, these past few days have been near summer in climate. As such, our festival senses are tingling and we can’t wait til the season of all day and all night music begins.

Until then, though, we’ll leave you with our latest weekly review of all things music. Enjoy.

Classic Of The Week

‘I Forgot To Take My Meds’ by Prince Daddy & The Hyena (2016)

For those of you for whom Weezers magnificent second album, Pinkerton, was the soundtrack to your adolescent existence, today’s exclusive will bring back fond memories. Taking Rivers Cuomo’s heartfelt melodies and crackling pop songwriting and adding a pop-punk fizz, this is a track for you to treasure long after it’s two and a half minutes have elapsed.

News this week

  • Poly Styrene’s daughter Celeste Bell is narrating a new documentary about the punk icon’s life entitled Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché. The film, directed by Paul Sng, is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo.
  • Whitney Houston documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me, meanwhile, is to go ahead despite the late R&B star’s estate refusing to give their support to the project. The film is directed by Nick Broomfield, of Kurt & Courtney/Biggie & Tupac fame.
  • George Ezra will be touring the UK and Eire in May and June, with shows in Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Limerick, Rhyl, Cardiff, Barnstaple, Exeter and Bath.
  • Up in Manchester, the When In Manchester festival on 15 April takes place across four venues and will showcase the best of the UK’s DIY/lo-fi scene, with The Tuts headlining.
  • Two giants of the post-punk/alternative scene are joining forces this summer, with Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes announcing a joint 16-date US tour to take place in July and August.

Songs Of The Week

Song: You
Artist: Greta Isaac

Song: The Missing Steps
Artist: Sleep Party People

Song: Far Too Good
Artist: John Smith

Song: Saint
Artist: Jordan Mackampa

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