Hello again friends, freaks and fans of future jazz music. Have I got some bangers for you!
In the week that the UK’s Prime Minister lost two major votes, 21 of his own MPs, the public support of his own brother and the interest of one particularly visible West Yorkshire police officer (all before he’s probably managed to sort getting his post forwarded to 10 Downing Street), 45 RPM is here to broker a deal that would get at least a resounding 53% majority in a binary public vote.
Helping us all come together for a common goal (and with more charisma than Jeremy Corbyn too) is your Charm Offensive choice. This week, that comes in the form of hOT mESS by Aussie disco-funk trio, Bread Club.
Then again, clamping down on all that enjoyment like a Parliamentary prorogation is your Military Coup, which comes from Texas rappers, BROCKHAMPTON. Their track DEARLY DEPARTED is a venomous attack on a friend who’s turned their back.
And speaking of turncoats, as unpredictable as Chukka Umunna’s allegiances is your Guerrilla Warfare choice. US jazz stalwarts Kneebody return with their track Spectra… but it’s not what you might be expecting.
It’s not all uncompromising though. No, we’re not the UK government. Providing far more laid-back, Jacob Rees Mogg-style vibes this week is Tuareg folk musicians, Tinariwen (pictured). Their track Kel Tinawen is your Peaceful Protest selection.
And finishing us off (without, hopefully, “dying in a ditch”), is Ohio-born folk/electronic/RnB phenomenon Sudan Archives. Her track, Confessions provides your Quiet Riot selection.
So, provided at least one of those options convinces you not to say ‘no deal’, please do hear more here:
P.S. You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
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