We here at WildKat will be recommending 5 items that we have found inspiring, educational or enjoyable recently. Every Monday, a member of WildKat will recommend an Album, a Livestream or Concert, and three other items that mean something to them. We will also be including links to everything in their descriptions below. Be sure to check back each week as we will be sharing a new list of recommendations!
This week, we are starting off with our Managing Director Olivia Brown!
Haim – Women in Music Pt. III
‘This album feels far away from their previous releases, which felt light and breezy in comparison. WIMPIII carries the experiences and struggles of each of the band, explained through interviews and hinted at in the lyrics. It’s a powerful and emotional listen, that still feels quite pop enough to dance to and to enjoy. Kitty Empire summed it up perfectly when she said, “this is a set in which everyone is dancing with tears in their eyes”‘
Listen here on Spotify:
National Sawdust Digital Discovery Festival 2020
‘Naturally, there has been an overwhelming amount of content to watch, listen to, experience during the past 6 months and this has been a highlight for me. Whether it’s countertenor Kangmin Justin Kim performing in front of a Barbara Streisand vinyl, Drum & Lace’s incredible set of new music, or the hypnotising Joel Ross, there has been so much variety.’
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
‘Everyone needs to read this book, especially now, especially if you think that “the UK isn’t racist” or “it’s not as bad here as America”. It’s the most important book I’ve read and to really understand anti-racism and to change systemic issues, it’s required reading.’
Brown Girls Do It Too
‘Anyone who listens to the High Low will likely have turned to this podcast from Poppy Jay, Rubina Pabani and Roya Eslami. Having not known each other before the podcast, the three millennial British women of second-generation Bangladeshi, Indian and Iranian heritage share explicit stories and honest accounts of their sexual history through the narrative of expectations and experiences that stem from their cultures, race, family, religion, gender, and more’
Black Minds Matter
‘Their mission is to connect Black individuals and families with free professional mental health services across the UK. Black British adults had the highest mean score for severity of mental health symptoms. They were the least likely to receive treatment for mental illness.’