Criminally neglected album in my view – there didn’t seem to be anywhere near the love shown to it as it deserved. Definitely my most listened to track of the year and the rest of the songs on the album weren’t far behind. A future classic anyway.
Jim O’Rourke – Friends with Benefits
Can’t think of another band doing this kind of dark, experimental but melodic stuff. Amazing song and suitably odd video.
Scattered Clouds – Enchanteresse
It’s always great to find an (annoyingly) undiscovered gem while trawling the never ending seas of the internet. Charming in a Ben Folds in his heyday kind of way…
Owen Duff – Nobody Loves a Tortured Soul
C Duncan – Gardens
Just brilliant chord changes. And harmonies – I’m always a sucker for those.
Chastity – Manning Hill
Not sure what I can add from my original review – it’s got a fantastic mix of discordant guitars and gorgeous dark melodies and is a prime example of how there are some incredible songs out there that don’t get the publicity they deserve.
Support the band and buy it here: https://chastitysongs.bandcamp.com/track/manning-hill
Just outside the top 5, but ace songs nonetheless.
6. Field Music – The Noisy Days are Over
7. Foals – What Went Down
Here’s the start of my 2015 run-down, from 10 to 8. Fantastic songs…
8. This is the Kit – Silver John
9. Kate Tempest – Europe is Lost
10. Viet Cong – Continental Shelf