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Frightened Rabbit, Laurie Anderson, Arctic Monkeys, Actress… Weekend Reads

Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

Many of this week’s music features were naturally taken up with the desperately sad news of the passing of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison. Rather than standard obituaries however, a lot of the pieces touched on personal stories and specifically on how Scott broke down the traditional barriers between artist and fans. There was also much written on how Scott’s words and music offered help and comfort for those in need. He’ll be terribly missed. Links to three of these pieces open our summary of this week’s features.


Clash: Old, Old Fashioned: Remembering Scott Hutchison (Robin Murray)

NME: Remembering Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison – a friend through dark times (Andrew Trendell)

New Statesman: Scott Hutchison’s fans shared their grief on social media – but did they realise the potential harm? (Sean Adams)

Noisey: This Collective Is Destroying Western Clichés About Arabic Music (Théophile Pillault)

Guardian: Feel the beat: deaf fans fight for access to live music  (Ammar Kalia)

Crack: Actress and the London Contemporary Orchestra unpack their groundbreaking collaboration (video) (Brook/Dunn/Frost)

Guardian: Courtney Barnett on coping with fame, homophobia – and thinking she still sucks (Jenny Valentish)

Clash: It’s A Jazz Thing: The Travels Of Gilles Peterson (Robin Murray)

Drowned in Sound: “I still think a review is far better than what we’ve ended up with.” DiS meets Steve Lamacq (Dom Gourlay)

Noisey: Nearly 50 Years Into Her Career, Laurie Anderson is Still Fearless (Isabella Trimboli)

Pitchfork: Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Decodes Every Song on Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Ryan Dombal)

NME: Jonathan Davis talks solo albums, growing up in nu-metal’s heyday, and new Korn material (Tom Connick)

musicOMH: 2018 Festival Season Preview – Part 1 (Johnson/Hubbard/Shepherd)

DIY: Bodega: ”We want to inspire a little more fearlessness” (Lisa Wright)

Dork: Tove Styrke: “I was very indie, just a weird kid from Sweden” (Ben Jolley)

The Quietus: Rediscovering Mystery: Neko Case’s Baker’s Dozen (Emma Madden)

Dazed: How reviews fuck with an artist’s mental health (Anonymous)

[Links compiled by Michael Hubbard]

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