Getintothis top five #53: 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 top stories of the week.

Well, that’s another week in the books. The boredom is perhaps beginning to sink in for some, and supplies of teabags up and down the nation are no doubt running dangerously low.

As have many others, this writer has been hooked on Netflix’s Tiger King this week – it’s a frankly unbelievable documentary series telling a gripping true story.

The series focuses mainly on Joe Exotic, an eccentric zookeeper from Oklahoma – yet the series is so diverse and broad that it’s difficult to discuss without spoiling some of the best elements.

If you’ve not caught it yet – it’s essential viewing, be sure to give it a try.

Japanese music buyer’s guide – an introduction to sounds from the far east

This writer has also spent much of the week soundtracked by Dua Lipa’s new LP Future Nostalgia, released on March 27.

Future Nostalgia is contemporary mainstream pop at its finest, with infectiously catchy lead single Don’t Start Now having paved the way for a top quality record brimming with radio-worthy material from start to finish.

Standout tracks include Levitating and Break My Heart for this writer, with the stylistically diverse record managing to weave through many different styles effortlessly.

The record is drenched in a gorgeous retro charm, with many tracks carrying strong 70s or 80s vibes – presumably, hence the title Future Nostalgia.

Have you been watching anything interesting this week? Got a new favourite album as a result of all this time at home?

We’d love to hear your thoughts – so please feel free to let us know in the comments below.

Anyway, without any further ado – let’s crack on with the Getintothis Top Five:

Liam Gallagher

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

  1. Liam Gallagher confirms Oasis reunion charity gig for the NHS will go ahead – with or without Noel
  2. Albums Club #45: Porridge Radio, The Lovely Eggs, Sorry, The Chats, Baxter Dury and more
  3. Paul Quirk of Quirk’s Records and the Entertainment Retailers Association dies aged 71 – a Getintothis tribute
  4. UK Music appoints Tom Watson as Chair – reaction as former Labour Party deputy takes up new role
  5. Deep Cuts #37 Paint Me In Colour, L/zard, The Sewer Rats, Kooba Tercu, The Ominous – best new music April 2020

Created in Barcelona – Primavera 2019

Getintothis’ top five most-read gig news pieces of the week:

  1. Vic Godard announces new single and news of a new album
  2. Primavera Sound Barcelona and Porto 2020 reveal new dates as organisers issue coronavirus update
  3. FOCUS Wales 2020 reschedules for October – Richard Hawley, Gruff Rhys and more set for Wrexham festival
  4. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever announce second album – watch new video She’s There
  5. NBHD Weekender 2020 rescheduled as coronavirus postpones May festival – full details and updated lineup