❉ Unravelling the genesis of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, released on this day in 1969.
❉ Eoghan Lyng reviews the second themed A Year In The Country album of 2018, a conceptual musical package.
❉ BASCA-nominated song cycle ‘Oracles’ is a powerful work of acceptance and integrity by an extraordinary vocalist, writes Eoghan Lyng.
❉ Pet Shop Boys announce that the fourth set of ‘Catalogue’ reissues, ‘Behaviour’, ‘Very’ and ‘Bilingual’, will be released on August 31st, 2018.
❉ Legendary Slade bassist and co-writer chats with We Are Cult about his first release in over a decade and his life in music.
❉ Roger Waters breathes new life into the misunderstood ‘Animals’ on the opening night of his UK tour.
❉ The nicest surprise from Sweden since Benny, Bjorn, Anni Frid and Agnetha buried their thirty–year-long hatchet.
❉ Dowie may have left stand-up behind but his bone-dry sense of humour certainly hasn’t abandoned him, writes Andy Murray.
❉ This week: The Strange Brew Podcast – one of The Daily Telegraph’s ‘podcasts you need to be listening to’.
❉ A five-disc record of the rise and fall of the lipstick killers. So, strap on yer platforms, cake on some slap and let’s get into it….