#ClickNews: Noel Gallagher vs. London, Reading Festival, The 1975 & Greta Thunberg


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This week:

Wed: The 1975 & Greta Thunberg

Thu: 1 Week Until Reading!

Fri: Noel Gallagher Quits London


Noel Gallagher Quits London

The elder Gallagher brother has, quite infamously, made London home since hitting fame. With an image branded around Manchester, and a desire to stay true to his routes, this move was all the more ironic.

In spite of this, Noel Gallagher has this week announced his departure from the city. He cites growing knife crime as the reason. He told the Irish Independent: “We didn’t want the kids growing up in London. We’ve had two stabbings outside our house in the last while.”

Is Noel headed back to Burnage?

 


 

Noel Gallagher Quits London

Reading Festival marks the backend of the summer festival circuit, one last hurrah until a winter of hibernation. This year sees the likes of The 1975, Royal Blood and Blossoms head West to Reading. 

In spite of such large names, the festival traditional harbours a tonne of new talent. Many playing R&L for the first time. Queen Zee open proceedings at ‘The Pit,’ a ferocious blast of post/punk. Himalayas, Anteros, Sophie & The Giants and Vistas will all call the Festival Republic Stage home come next week. It is THE place to be for indie music at a festival rapidly ditching the genre in favour of other brands of music.

A fan of BBC Introducing? We recommend the likes of Do Nothing, Blackwaters, Feet, and Kid Kapichi – Just four of the BBC’s new music choices at this years festival.

 


 

Greta Thunberg Snubbed

You may have heard The 1975s recent collaboration with climate activist Greta Thunberg. Thunberg, a 15 year old Swedish activist, is one of the world’s leading climate rebels. Her work with Extinction Rebellion has led to accolades such as GQ’s Game Changer of the Year Award.

Her recent collaboration with the The 1975 has been well documented. The track ‘The 1975’ will open forthcoming new album Notes On A Conditional Form. In spire of this, Healy and label manager Jamie Oborne spoke on the collaboration. They state: “Other artists didn’t want to do it – it’s madness. Bigger artists than The 1975.”

Oborne, founder of Dirty Hit, was speaking to Rob Adcock on the BBC. 

 


 

 

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(c) Lawrence Watson 2017 for Black Arts PR

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