As is tradition for Indiecisive, it’s New Year’s Eve and the last of the big end-of-year lists is here – My Top 20 Tracks of 2017. This is always the hardest list to rank, and so many excellent songs didn’t make the cut – it’s been a fantastic year for music from bands both old and new. Without further ado though, let’s get this list started…
2017 has been a fantastic year for music, with the ‘surprise release’ being the theme of the year. Be it bands dropping albums out of nowhere with no warning, or announcing audacious plans to release five albums in a year (I’m looking at you, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard), in 2017 you’ve never quite known what’s coming next. Here’s what I thought were the ten finest albums of the year.
It’s not often I dedicate a whole article to reviewing an album anymore, but Everything Everything is a band that will always be intrinsically linked with Indiecisive. The first ever review published on this website was of the band’s 2015 album ‘Get To Heaven’, and it’s safe to say my anticipation of their fourth release ‘A Fever Dream’ has been, well, fevered. As a band who are famed for their experimentation and unusual approach to songwriting, it’s always exciting to see where on earth they go next.
2016 has been another year packed to the brim for us all with gigs, festivals and performances – here are my personal Top 5 gigs I’ve seen in the last 12 months!
Oxfordshire’s yearly Truck Festival hosts a huge selection of bands of all genres and sizes over its seven stages – of the bands I saw, here are my personal Top 10 picks of the best performances of the weekend.
After years of chipping away at the music world, Foals have embarked on their first ever arena tour this month, with quite the lineup of support – Everything Everything and a DJ set from Birmingham’s Peace. Here’s what I thought of their first foray into the world of arenas.
Well here we are, it’s the end of 2015 and a huge amount of music has come and gone throughout the year. Here are my personal Top 20 picks – my favourite tracks of 2015.