Welcome to the Guide to the Week of Music, a round-up of music news, media and releases from the wide musical world. In a week that the Turner Prize was won by a film shot entirely on an iPhone, we’ve a bumper set of music films to inspire music fans and budding filmmakers alike. We also dive into Vulfpeck’s new LP Hill Climber, tip a cap to The Quietus’ albums of the year round up, and pay our respects to the sadly departed Buzzcocks co-founder, Pete Shelley.
Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley passes away
We were deeply saddened to learn of Pete Shelley’s passing yesterday. A founding member of punk rock outfit Buzzcocks, who played some of their earliest shows at Band on the Wall during the era of the Manchester Musicians Collective – he penned a popular punk classic in Ever Fallen in Love and inspired innumerable young people to pick up a guitar and begin playing and writing themselves. Dave Haslam, who interviewed Shelley in June of this year, said in a social media post, ‘He was funny, intelligent, warm, playful. Such an inspiration and such a star.’
Shelley was born in Leigh, just outside Wigan and met fellow Buzzcocks co-founder Howard Devoto at the then Bolton Institute of Technology in 1975. The pair formed the band soon after – first watching and later opening for the Sex Pistols. Their debut EP arrived in 1977 and a bootleg from the era entitled Best in Good Food features recordings made at Band on the Wall and in other Greater Manchester venues. Pete will be sorely missed and we wish his family and all those associated with Buzzcocks the best at this difficult time.
Read the full article via the Guide to the World of Music website, here.