Getintothis top five #50: most read music, gigs, features and stories of the week


The Getintothis top five stories of the week

As yet another week draws to a close, Getintothis’ Max Richardson rounds up the happenings here on the site.

Here we are, it’s the fiftieth edition of the prestigious weekly Getintothis Top Five – a whole half century of introductions and 500 different featured articles.

In terms of new releases, this week has been particularly prolific – my oh my, we’ve been treated to some gems.

This writer is obsessing over the new release from producer Four Tet, Sixteen Oceans – an amazing cut of experimental electronica full to the brim with lush synth patches and crisp drums.

That’s only the start, with other new releases from Fatboy Slim, Circa Waves, and a particularly promising track from Ava Max.

Kings & Queens is a superb work of contemporary pop, with an awful lot to digest in the surprising short track.

Multitracked vocals draw comparisons to Sia, while the experimental production features an amazing amount of influences – including a particularly surprising Brian May-esque guitar solo towards the end of the track.

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Elsewhere this week, this writer caught the latest release from Pixar, Onward.

Onward is of course a family-orientated feature film, with a fairly predictable story – but as ever, Pixar have excelled in creating a warm, fuzzy world which is truly a pleasure to be exposed to.

Onward seems to be receiving a surprisingly small amount of attention – but is 100% worth a watch if you enjoy the previous works of Pixar.

Anyway, let’s get on with the Getintothis’ Top Five:

Babybird – Credit: Steve Williams

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

  1. Top 10 Songs for the cold and flu season
  2. Babybird versus Jimmy’s: ‘We hope this sorry episode can result in a fair compromise’
  3. Glastonbury to continue despite coronavirus wreaking havoc with music industry
  4. Trapdoor Studios interview: inside the new space dedicated to Dan Wild-Beesley
  5. Haruki Murakami: a buyer’s guide into the Japanese author’s alternative universe

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

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

  1. A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Daniel Wohl: Ullet Road Unitarian Church, Liverpool
  2. Ben Watt, Keeley Forsyth: Phase One, Liverpool
  3. PC World, Lonesaw, John-Robin Bold: Q U A RR Y, Liverpool
  4. Temples, The Heavy North, Little Triggers: Zanzibar, Liverpool
  5. Clannad: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool