Getintothis top five #58: most read music, gigs, features and stories of the week

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The Getintothis top five stories of the week

Another week has come to a close, which means one thing; it’s time for the roundup of the week with Getintothis’ Max Richardson.

Afternoon all, here’s hoping that you’re coping well.

Well, here we are once again at the end of another week in lockdown, and the novelty of the whole thing is starting to wear off – that’s for sure.

This writer has spent much of the week rediscovering the music of The Beatles, in no small part due to the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Let It Be.

The Beatles are one of those groups who are granted a yearly binge of the catalogue, involving me obsessively listening to nothing else for around a week on a pretty much annual basis.

Kraftwerk tribute: “The other fab four”

In other news this week, we’ve seen the release of the anticipated solo record from Paramore’s Hayley Williams, titled Petals For Armor.

After a brief spin, Petals For Armor is sounding truly intriguing, moving away from the pop-punk style of early Paramore and even the more electronic style of the groups recent works in favour of a mature alt-pop style.

Petals For Armor is one of those records which seems to go everywhere and do everything, it’s full of energy and life without ever being overwhelming to the listener.

If you’ve not yet given it a spin, it’s well worth a listen! This is one for fans of more underground contemporary pop, think hints of The Japanese House, with a slightly higher budget production.

Have you been listening to anything interesting this week? We’d love to hear if so – please do let us know in the comments.

Anyway, let’s get down to business: here’s the Getintothis Top Five:

Radio City Tower at LightNight

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

  1. Dawsons Music goes into administration with around 75 jobs at risk
  2. Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider dies aged 73 – a reflection on the krautrock pioneer
  3. Glastonbury Festival announce Emerging Talent Competition longlist for 2020
  4. Deep Cuts #38 Hooton Tennis Club, Fumar Mata, Alice Mae, Lure In, Henry Jones – best new tracks May 2020
  5. Radio City Talk to close due to lack of listeners – reaction as axing of key Liverpool station “absolutely devastating”

Queen Zee, Sound City 2019

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

  1. Battle of the music years – which was REALLY the best ever year in music history?
  2. Sound City 2020: Why we love Liverpool Sound City and the bands we’re looking forward to seeing
  3. Loathe talk Liverpool metal, a unique musical chemistry and larger-than-life aspirations
  4. Dave Greenfield: the keyboard wizard who cast a spell on punk
  5. Normal People review: TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestseller captures awkward intensity of young romance

 

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