Sunday, 3 March 2013

50 Reasons to be UK proud

Because i'm itching to do my top 50 of the year, and yes i know there's still tons of class albums still to come before then, i've done a 50 UK records to make you proud for the last 5 years, why 50 why 5, why not!!

Fuck Me USA - Fuck Me USA
Like some bastard offspring of XTRMNTR era Primal Scream and The Jesus & Mary Chain but with more attitude and swagger, this is Six By Seven's Chris Olley's side project, fucked up fuzzy rock with electrobeats.

The Bishops - The Bishops
Was this album released in 2007 or 1967, you'd be hard guessed to tell at times, there's plenty of bands who take heed from the past but The Bishops actually do sound like they're from then. Add on to this the fact that they sound like one of the best bands from the 60's and put on one hell of an electrifying live show, this is an album not to be missed

Switches - Heart Tuned To D.E.A.D.
Unashamedly pop-rock, Switches have some of the hugest choruses you will ever hear, they bring to mind bands like Spacehog, unfortunately they only released this one album so get hunting it down.

The Wildhearts - The Wildhearts
No list i ever make is complete without featuring something to do with this band, i've been a fan for around 18 years and 13 years down the line they still throw out masterpieces like this jammed full of riffs and harmonies. TOP ALBUM!!!

Humanfly - II
Old friends of mine who i put out their first release which is a far cry from this beast, epic does not come close and the flyboys do tend to switch styles for each new release but this is easily my favourite, scarily heavy.

Charger - Spill Your Guts
For a band who's motto has always been Volume Over Talent, their 3rd album takes it a different level, Volume so deep it's likely to make you shit yourself. Veering from slow pounding epic slabs to short nasty hate filled sermons.

Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
If i have to chose between Only Revolutions and Puzzle, it has to be Puzzle because its so much more epic, heavier, and crammed full of ideas. There's a double album coming which could be their death knell so appreciate them while they still rock.

Ted Maul - White Label
There are no other records like this one at all, nothing even close, full on deathcore mixed with techno elements, it might sound crazy, it sounds like it would never work, but it does. You'd be hard pressed to find an album as technically brutal as this.

Taint - Secrets And Lies

Zico Chain - Food

Skindred - Roots Rock Riot

Sons & Daughters - This Gift

Duels - The Barbarians Move In

Blood Red Shoes - Box Of Secrets

Brigade - Come Morning We Fight

Glasvegas - Glasvegas

Fight Like Apes - Fight Like Apes And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion

Architects - Hollow Crown

Left Side Brain - Collider

Therapy? - Crooked Timber

Gallows - Grey Britain

The Horrors - Primary Colours

Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers

White Light Parade - House Of Commons

The Ghost of A Thousand - New Hopes, New Demonstrations

Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself And Another

Kong - Snake Magnet

Lo-Fidelity Allstars - Northern Stomp

Blakfish - Champions

Dead Swans - Sleepwalkers

Blackhole - Dead Hearts

The Big Pink - A Brief History Of Love

Huw Costin - Regrets

Comanechi - Crime Of Love

Pulled Apart By Horses - Pulled Apart By Horses

Kill Kenada - From Maggots To Flies

O. Children - O. Children

While She Sleeps - The North Stands for Nothing

Your Demise - The Kids We Used To Be...

Bring Me the Horizon - There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret

Dinosaur Pile-Up - Growing Pains

Electric Wizard - Black Masses

Black Spiders - Sons of the North

Innercity Pirates - Cutting Noses, Chasing Tales

The Chapman Family - Burn Your Town

The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?

Kill Yourself - The Album

Heights - Dead Ends

Lafaro - Easy Meat

Bastions - Hospital Corners

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