It’s Monday, so that can only mean one thing – it’s time for another edition of The Monday Digest. Packed full of musical treats to kick-start your week, The Monday Digest is your round up of all that’s gone on over the past week in the world of music.
Standout albums from the past week were provided by Mac Ayres, Oneohtrix Point Never, Kesha and Frankie Rose. Following her well publicised lengthy legal battles, it’s great to finally see Kesha back doing what she does best, making great pop music.
Last week was also generous to us in terms of singles, with the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, Liv Dawson, Moses Sumney and Daughter all sharing new tracks. As ever, we’ve stuck all our favourite releases from last week in one handy playlist for you to enjoy. Have a listen below:
There were some awesome new music videos shared last week, with honourable mentions for the efforts from M83, Lianne La Havas and Kelela. Our favourite though, has to be the new video from Gorillaz for their single, Strobelite, which finds the animated band enjoying a night out and pulling off some outrageous disco moves. Have a watch below
In terms of live sessions last week, you’ll struggle to find a more impressive effort than Jordan Rakei’s stripped-back, acoustic version of Nerve exclusively for the Mahogany Sessions. Filmed at dusk on a summer’s night in London, it’s a stunning performance and gives the track a whole new lease of life (not that we were anywhere near tired of the original!)
Our final treat this week comes from former Maccabees frontman, Orlando Weeks, who last week announced the release of his debut book, The Gritterman. The 80-page novel will be accompanied by a soundtrack album, with Orlando providing the music and actor and comedian, Paul Whitehouse, providing narration. To mark the announcement, Orlando shared a track from the album which you can listen to below
See you all again next week