The Week In Review (5 – 11 June)


Thank you, Jeremy, John and the rest of The Labour Party for giving us back our hope. Image by Rwendland

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

We’re back folks. Though, it’s not just us who have returned. Following last Thursday’s general election, hope has returned to the UK’s political landscape and there is now the real belief that positive change can be achieved.

Yes, Labour secured fewer votes than the Tories and yes Theresa May has clung on to power, for now… But let’s be clear here, Jeremy Corbyn has re-energised the disaffected, disrespected and disregarded.

Gone is the ownership of political debate by the defenders of a policy that has squeezed society’s poorest and stamped on dissenting voices. In its place is the cry of a youthful opposition that will no longer scream to a sigh.

There is still much work to be done, but the horizon is now in view; we must press on and do so with vigour. But before we do, thank you, Jeremy, John and the rest of your team for giving us back our hope.

Classic Of The Week

‘These Things Take Time’ by The Smiths (1984)

We couldn’t believe it either when we realised that we were yet to feature a track written by the great Morrissey-Marr songwriting team as our Classic Of The Week. Shame on us. This might not be the song you were expecting, but it’s absolutely the song you are getting. Driven by a glorious bassline and melodies to die for, as Morrissey laces his trademark moan with the acerbic humour that’s made him one of the finest lyricists ever, this is a microcosm of everything which makes The Smiths the quintessential 80s’ band.

Songs Of The Week

Song: Hangin’ Around
Artist: Morrissey & Marshall

Song: Too Much
Artist: Tora

Song: Don’t Lie To Me
Artist: Kate Ellis

Song: Malala
Artist: Dean Friedman

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