This Week’s Top 11 Playlist: 12 May 2017

Many hundreds of songs are sent my way each week but only eleven make my official start-of-the-weekend playlist. See what you think of these (which, by the way, are listed in no particular order). And thanks to Mediazoic for the hosting.

1 Pennan Brae Walk with Me The Astronot
2 Mr. Scruff Fish Keeping It Unreal
3 PWR BTTM Big Beautiful Day Pageant
4 FM Berlin Yer Honour Single
5 Tash Sultana Jungle Notion EP
6 SQWRL When I’m Trying Single
7 Desire & Disorder When You Look at Me Prelude
8 Neon Dreams Find a Way To You EP
9 Pond 30,000 Megatons The Weather
10 Japandroids North East South West Near to the Wild Heart of Life
11 Pistolwhips Stickbreaker Voices

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

6 thoughts on “This Week’s Top 11 Playlist: 12 May 2017

  • May 12, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    WOW I can’t believe you would publish this list with PWR BTTM on it the day after everything came out about Ben sexually assaulting multiple victims. Totally callous.

    • May 13, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Hang on. They’re allegations at this point. Serious ones, to be sure. But shouldn’t we wait until someone has been proven guilty?

      • May 13, 2017 at 9:16 am

        They were serious enough for their management to drop them, two of their touring band members to quit, the band to cancel their EP release and many of their support acts for the upcoming tour to drop our (one of them going so far as to say it really comes as now surprise and apologizing to their fans for putting their career before ). the safety of their fans.

        And if you read their official response the band put out to the allegations they didn’t even really deny it. The only said the allegations don’t reflect who Ben is as a person and the line “There are people who have violated others’ consent and do not know. ” Their words not mine, as if setting it up to say “oh but they didn’t know it was wrong” like that’s an excuse for sexual assault.

        Then on top of that they encourage any “survivors of abuse” (again their words) to contact a band run email.

        Come on Alan. you’ve been in this industry long enough to know that if these allegations were baseless no PR rep worth their salt would let a statement like that be released and more so their would be a very strongly worded denial issued almost immediately.

        • May 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm

          Yes, there’s a lot of smoke, but we’ll see how it all plays out.

          • May 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm

            Dropped by their label and tour cancelled… it’s looking like more than smoke.

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