We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2018 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2019 so far and what’s to come. Suede (twice), Shura and Bananarama are previous winners in this category.
Read on for our top 5 best gigs of 2019 so far and our hopes for the next half year
SETLIST: Send To Robin Immediately; Honey; Indestructible; Hang With Me; Beach 2k20; Ever Again; Be Mine; Because It’s In The Music; Love Is Free; Between The Lines; Dancing On My Own; Missing U; Call Your Girlfriend; Trust Me; Stars 4 Ever; With Every Heartbeat; Human Being; Who Do You Love?
Fellow blogger A Humdrum Mum makes clear exactly what sort of fan she is when she reviews a gig and, in tribute, we’d explain here that we think Robyn’s 2010 Body Talk is 1 of our favourite ever albums but that the 8-year wait for follow up Honey meant it could never live up to the heightened expectation.
Read on for reasons including whether the 8-year wait for the Honey Tour was worth itRead More
Dame Maggie Smith’s 1st theatrical performance in 12 years
When we raved about film There’s Nothing Like A Dame we never thought we’d see Dame Maggie tread the boards again but she returns to London for the 1st time in 12 years in a new one-woman play called A German Life based on the actual testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel, who once worked for Joseph Goebbels. Runs 6/4 to 11/5/19. Tickets The Downton Abbey film is expected to be released in September.
Read on for reasons including Sally Field, Bananarama tour, Jessie Buckley film & Game Of Thrones returns
SETLIST: What The Water Gave Me; Ship To Wreck; Shake It Out; Rabbit Heart; Third Eye; Delilah; You’ve Got The Love; How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful; Cosmic Love; Long and Lost; Mother; Queen Of Peace; Spectrum; Dog Days Are Over; What Kind Of Man; Drumming Song.
It’s 9.20pm, we’re running 20 minutes late, there appear to be problems with the video screens and Florence and the Machine are due to be off before the 11pm curfew.
We’re so excited about Suede’s 7th album, film and launch show plans that we’ve compiled our top 7 of their greatest pop moments. They’ve always been a band whose B sides and extra tracks are worth seeking out and, arguably, our favourite of them is My Insatiable One (YouTube clip above) which appeared on the 12″ of 1st single The Drowners with the almost as fantastic To The Birds.