We take you on a guided tour of the best, the good, and the quite good's of the week
As the year reaches its natural conclusion we are released with a mixture of highly anticipated new singles, “oh, I wasn’t expecting that but that’s alright” releases and just some damn unnecessary songs. We’re going to focus on the first two categories…
Featured Song: benny blanco – Roses (with Juice WRLD & Brendon Urie)
benny blanco’s debut album has landed and there potentially isn’t an album out right now with more hits on it (other than, like, Ari’s album… and Drake’s… you get what we mean). The album shows just how versatile Blanco is as a producer – he crosses pop on ‘Eastside’, hip-hop/emo rap on ‘Roses’, dance on ‘I Found You’, punk rock/trap on ‘Better to Lie’ and more.
The album features an all-star roster of Halsey, Khalid, Calvin Harris, Jesse Rutherford, Swae Lee, Ty Dolla $ign, 6LACK, Ryan Beatty and our favourite pairing: Juice WRLD…
Every week, comedians/best friends Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe attempt to fix a popular song despite absolutely no qualifications.
Every week, comedians/best friends Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe attempt to fix a popular song despite absolutely no qualifications. PUNCH UP THE JAM is a show cataloguing their descent into madness as they review, rewrite, and remix all the hits you love to hate, or just love (until they ruin it for you).
Patreon picked it and Miel and Demi punched it, together! On a meta, riff heavy and guestless mirage of an episode, Miel and Demi finally tackle the widely requested Panic! At The Disco's emo/alternative/pop-punk/who cares classic, 'I Write Sins Not Tragedies'. BONUS CONTENT ALERT – Patrons get a BEHIND THE SCENES MAKING-OF THE PUNCH-UP VIDEO!
This week's UNPUNCHABLE JAMS: 'Black Sheep' by Metric, 'Dead On Arrival' by Fall Out Boy.
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At a human genome conference in Hong Kong, a Chinese scientist claimed to have created the first ever genetically edited babies.
An obscure human genome conference taking place in Hong Kong suddenly made front page news after the whole world was up in arms about a Chinese scientist who sensationally claims to have created the first ever genetically edited babies.
The apparently healthy twin girls Lulu and Nana were born “a few weeks ago”. What makes them different is that they have been specially designed to be resistant to HIV using risky and unprecedented technology.
The scientist, He Jiankui, says he is “proud” of the achievement, however his experiments have not been peer reviewed so it is impossible for other scientists to verify his results, plus the reaction to Dr He’s announcement was almost unanimously negative. Professors and researchers branded this potential milestone in genetic technology a “really shocking episode” that risked creating “mutant babies”, adding that it “is totally unethical”, “monstrous” and “life-risking”.
As the 10th MP resigns from the Government over Brexit, will Theresa May ever get her deal passed?
Last week, MP Sam Gyimah became the 10th member of Government to resign over the Brexit.
Despite backing the Remain camp, Mr Gyimah was an early supporter of the Prime Minster and her Brexit efforts. However, he has since slammed her deal, stating that it sets up the country for failure.
He argued that the UK’s interests “will be repeatedly and permanently hammered by the EU for many years to come”, adding that “Britain will end up worse off, transformed from rule makers into rule takers”, and “neither Leave nor Remain voters will be pleased with a deal that leaves us poorer, less secure and weaker in the pursuit of our national interests”. Gyimah, who is the former Universities and Minister, intends to vote against Theresa May’s deal, calling it “naïve”.
His comments follow damning reports from the Treasury which – despite scepticism from some…