In praise of the bands that said no to Greta Thunberg 

My faith in rock music has been temporarily restored. According to the manager of The 1975, the execrable essay/song that his band recorded with diminutive doom-monger Greta Thunberg had previously [ . . . ]

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Boris Johnson to Take Leadership of a Britain in Deep Crisis

LONDON — Boris Johnson, the brash standard-bearer for a British exit from the European Union, won the contest to become the next prime minister on Tuesday, at a critical moment in his country’s history and with less political clout than just about any of its leaders since the Second World War [ . . . ]

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It’s a Billy Bragg Takeover! – BBC Sounds

Billy Bragg is live in the studio, guitar in hand, taking your requests.

A special edition of Now Playing as Billy Bragg helps Tom and the team curate a listener-led…. Billy Bragg playlist. He’ll be playing requests live on the show as well. Expect classics from the Bragg back catalogue as well as songs from artists that have influenced and been influenced by the man himself.

Listen at: Now Playing @6Music – It’s a Billy Bragg Takeover! – BBC Sounds