❉ This month sees the 25th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death, as we review the latest biography of the iconic showman.
❉ First album in six years from The Blue Aeroplanes, plus UK Tour
BBC TWO announces a new landmark film, David Bowie: The Last Five Years to air in January 2017
❉ A new city-wide Folk and Roots Festival in February 2017.
❉ Sundazed to reissue Suzi Quatro & co’s garage rock classic on limited edition fluorescent pink vinyl!
❉ Lost Songs of Jake Thackray, new recordings by John Watterson.
❉ We peruse Marc Almond’s definitive 10-disc box set career anthology.
❉ Cambridge Live celebrates Syd Barrett with the unveiling of commemorative artwork and a live concert.
❉ Is this new comp Sweden’s answer to ‘Nuggets’? Yes and no, writes Andrew Hickey.
❉ Stranger Things meets The Owl Service, with this latest long player from the Ghost Box stable.