This was reccomended in the “Best new music 2018” thread on RLLMUK and I loved it immediately. Sounding like if Iggy Pop collaborated with IDLES whilst also covering similar ground to said Bristol band and Slaves I was immediately hooked by the single “Sports” and the train like percussion on “Shrimp Shack”.
The first of the debuts. Taking its name from the BBC’s show covering choir music, Shame’s album is the polar opposite to what you’d hear via your TV. Brutal, punchy and introspective with the ability to acknowledge that they may not make it. But on the strength of their work here, they really should!
I absolutely adore 2014’s “The Weird and the Wonderful” and it had begun to feel like we were never going to get the follow up record. I think I maybe set it up to fail for myself as I was of the opinion that it would be much higher up this list than it ended […]
This was actually my first experience of Deafhaven even though its their fourth album. I was blown away by the kaleidoscopic nature of the music and how the vocals became one with said music at times.
Unfortunately, as much as I loved Night Flight Orchestra’s “Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough” there was only enough room on this years list for one heavily 80’s cod piece, latex and white hi-top rock inspired album and that place goes to Audrey Horne – “Blackout”