Who will clinch the festive Num­ber 1?

The Wokingham Paper - - LEISURE -

IT’S the last week be­fore Christ­mas and the race is on for that pres­ti­gious Christ­mas No 1 spot. In the mid­week charts it seems Ed Sheeran is bat­tling him­self for that num­ber 1 spot as his song Per­fect takes on Eminems re­vival song River, which Sheeran is fea­tured on.

Else­where the top 40 is made up of 12 Christ­mas songs from Wham, Mariah Carey and The Pogues, which are all set to land top 10 spots.

As for new re­leases, there will be a two-week gap over the Christ­mas and New Year pe­riod as we wait for the new year to kick off in style, with a David Bowie pic­ture disc set for re­lease on Jan­uary 5.

So as we have no new re­leases to fo­cus on in this week’s col­umn we will bring you our two favourite al­bums of the year.

One of these is the de­but al­bum from English Hip Hop artist Loyle Carner whose fan­tas­tic Yes­ter­day’s Gone al­bum saw it rightly nom­i­nated for the Mer­cury Mu­sic Prize.

Our other choice for al­bum of the year is the sopho­more al­bum from Lon­don Gram­mar with Truth is a Beau­ti­ful Thing: it’s a chill­ing al­bum which makes for a per­fect lis­ten.

We are pleased to an­nounce a de­vel­op­ment with the Emm­brook Sports Club where we will be host­ing BTD presents gigs and bring­ing ex­cit­ing new bands to Wok­ing­ham.

We now have our first con­firmed date of Fe­bru­ary 2, so keep your eyes peeled for an an­nounce­ment.

Else­where we will be host­ing smaller gigs in The White

Horse on Easthamp­stead Road, Wok­ing­ham on var­i­ous Satur­days through­out 2018!

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