Getintothis top five #35: most read music, gigs, features and stories of the week

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The Getintothis top five stories of the week

At the climax of yet another busy week, Getintothis’ Max Richardson rounds up the all the comings and goings.

Well yet again it’s a cold Sunday afternoon spent inside with a cup of tea – it’s time for the Getintothis Top Five.

As ever, it’s been a sensational week of both gigs and studio releases, with some top quality new music on offer this week.

After a wait of ten years, we’ve been treated to the release of singer-songwriter Jack Peñate’s latest LP, After You.

Following a brief listen, the album is sounding superb – well worthy of even such a long wait with ten consistently good tracks on the record.

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We’ve also heard new music from Bombay Bicycle Club and The Weeknd alongside many other artists, leaving little to be desired for a soundtrack to the weekend!

In terms of live music this week, the quality has been consistent as ever.

This writer was lucky enough to catch The Lightning Seeds over at the Philharmonic, which proved a welcome midweek outing.

Ian Broudie bought the legendary Jollification to the Philharmonic in its entirety to celebrate twenty-five years since its original release, followed by a set of greatest hits from the group.

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We’ve also heard sets from Mac DeMarco, Sports Team and Palm Reader, again giving music lovers in Liverpool such a diverse bill of acts – with something for everyone.

As a reminder, we’re hosting the utterly legendary The Telescopes supported by Rongo Rongo and Green Tangerines this Friday at Phase One in what’s no doubt set to be a gig to remember and you can get tickets here.

No doubt that’ll be a superb Friday evening!

Anyway, without any further ado – let’s hear the Getintothis Top Five stories and gigs of the week:

Benjamin Zephaniah and The Revolutionary Minds (Credit: Artists Facebook page)

Getintothis’ top five most-read stories of the week:

  1. End of an era as we say goodbye to The Affair – an afterword
  2. Benjamin Zephaniah interview: “A world without music is unimaginable”
  3. Adorable: hard luck, bad timing and a story of the perfect reformation
  4. Public Image Ltd’s Metal Box at 40 – casting aside the rule book and rewiring what had gone before
  5. General Election 2019 Labour’s manifesto: a radical and inspiring document

Liam Gallagher

Getintothis’ top five most-read gigs of the week:

  1. Primal Scream: O2 Academy, Liverpool
  2. Toxteth Day of the Dead, a walk through the history and tales of L8 with K2 Plant Hire
  3. The Lightning Seeds: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
  4. Liam Gallagher: M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  5. Shiiine On Festival 2019 review: best bands and what we learned from Butlins Minehead

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