A momentous year, so much good music, yet so little time
1) Palace Winter - Menton
Danish Duo Palace Winter became a favourite of the year with this melodic masterpiece. A six minute sound clash of War on Drugs meets Kurt Vile has to be my favourite of the year. Do yourself a favour and add it to your exercise playlist - it might just help shift away those mince pies.
An intoxicating blend of smooth (Woon) and gruff (Mason) caught me unaware like a slap in a pub. The album is just as good and made December an even better time to celebrate.
4) Foals - What Went Down
Two years ago it seemed that the Foals ruled the world. Their combination of melodic indie-pop was a favourite of fans and critics alike. This years release picked up with they left off and gave us a song that encouraged everyone to drive fast. I cannot condone speeding, but this makes you feel like a formula one driver.
5) Au.Ra - Morning
I still do not understand why this band are not huge. This shoe-gazing jewel left me starring at my converse like a cure fan back in the 80's. From it's drum solo intro, volume controlled guitar and Pixies bass line then add a mix of guitar appegios and dreamy vocals (that sound like Tim Burgess) you have to do yourself a favour and listen to it (again and again). The pick up around 2.35 gives me goosebumps.
SFW - Best of 2015
4/ 5Oleh sfw