A distillation of tracks taken from some of the memorable albums and shows of 2017…
1. False Hearts: Cynical Love
Belting rock song, takes your breath (and ears) away
2. Luna Falls: Falling To Pieces
Three part harmonies, acoustic guitars and a gorgeous descending chord sequence chorus. Sounds great live too.
3. Tom Robinson Band: Man You Never Saw
Age does not weary the societal condemnation of the ‘Power In The Darkness’ LP, Tom is still loud and proud live.
4. Elma: Butterfingers
Heart-stretching ballad, just perfect.
5. Goldblume: Wisconsin
Live or recorded, Jethro and the boys put on a great rockshow.
6. Hannah Peel: All That Matters
Hypnotic, ethereal gig and plenty of experiment on a multi-layered album.
7. Seán McGowan: No Show
Sterling live support and heir to Billy Bragg, the minutiae and poetry of a zero hours contract in this ode to the minimum wage.
8. Dos Floris: On The Road
Stunning voice and electronic complexity working very well in a live forum.
9. Baby Arms: Eviscerator
The semi-underground DIY scene is home to this gem of a single.
10. Peaness: Oh George
Chester trio turn the mention of an ex-politician into poptastic gold.
11. Dream Nails: Tourist
Scarily good live band, getting their message across in short punk bursts.
12. Public Service Broadcasting: Progress
Surprising choice of theme for the new album, look forward to seeing it all in concert next year.
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