Getintothis guestlist selections part three – Liverpool bands on 2014

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Merseyside musicians reflect on 2014 for Getintothis' End of Year Review

Merseyside musicians reflect on 2014 for Getintothis’ End of Year Review

A mammoth selection of Merseyside’s biggest, best and brightest bands and artists pick their highlights from 2014.

We’re on the verge of Christmas Day yet again, and with a whole new year of peaks and troughs beginning to loom on the horizon, It’s almost time to shut the door on what’s been another strong showing from Merseyside music.

We’ve already had the definitive Getintothis verdict on 2014, and we’ve heard from Liverpool’s best writers and photographers, as well as the city’s most important movers and shakers  as to their personal highlights, but we’re yet to get the lowdown from the artists themselves – the bands, singers, producers and MCs who played their part over the last 12 months.

So, then, without further ado, here’s our ultimate round-up for another massive year, straight from the mouths of those who made it happen.

A Lovely War

A Lovely War

A Lovely War 

Albums of the Year:

  1. The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream
  2. Run The Jewels: Run The Jewels 2
  3. Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow
  4. Timber TimbreHot Dreams
  5. Via Audio: Natural Language

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. St. Vincent: Severed Crossed Fingers
  2. Alt-J:  Every Other Freckle
  3. SBTRKT: New Dorp. New York feat. Ezra Koening
  4. Taylor Swift: Shake It Off
  5. Stephen Steinbrink: It’s So Pretty What You Did For Me

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. tUnE-yArDs at Bestival
  2. Danny Brown at Glastonbury Festival
  3. Kate Bush at Hammersmith Apollo, London
  4. B. Dolan at The Kazimier, Liverpool
  5. Neutral Milk Hotel at The Roundhouse, London

Event of 2014:

Royal De Luxe – Memories of August 1914, Liverpool

Tip for 2015

Lapsley

 

All We Are are named in the Blog Sound of 2015

All We Are


Guro Gikling, All We Are

Albums of the Year: 

  1. Kate Tempest: Everybody Down
  2. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
  3. Caribou: Our Love
  4. Warpaint:Warpaint
  5. Wild Beasts: Present Tense

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. The War On Drugs: Red Eyes
  2. Caribou: Can’t Do Without You
  3. Lana Del Rey: West Coast

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Mogwai at Glastonbury Festival
  2. Caribou at Greenman Festival
  3. Kate Tempest at Glastonbury Festival
  4. Warpaint at O2 Academy, Glasgow
  5. All We Are at Sound City, Liverpool (Guro says: “When we played in the Cathedral for Sound City. That was a HUGE moment for us!) (Getintothis Review)

Event of 2014:

Guro says: “Glastonbury. It was everything and more.”

Tip for 2015:

Guro says: “Really exited about Stealing Sheep for next year. They’re gonna smash it!”

 

Barberos

Barberos

Joel Murray, Barberos

Joel says: “I’m not sure I know of 5 albums that were released this year to be honest!  Do they have to have been? or can they be my favourite albums of the year, the records that’ve meant most to me…even if they were released in the 80s? If so…”

Albums of the Year:

  1. DeerhoofLa Isla Bonita (2014)
  2. Buke & GaseGeneral Dome
  3. Jealousy Mountain Duo#1
  4. Matthew HerbertOne One
  5. Aksak MaboulOnze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Grace JonesMy Jamaican Guy
  2. The Pet Shop BoysOpportunities
  3. AbbaDancing Queen

Event of 2014:

The Big Mello Send Off

Tip for 2015:

Joel says: Listen to more Pet Shop Boys and calm down.”

 

Bird have split - photo credit: Emma Bassnett

Bird

Adele EmmasBird

Albums of the Year:

  1. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  2. WarpaintWarpaint
  3. GrouperRuins
  4. The WytchesAnnabel Dream Reader
  5. The War On DrugsLost In The Dream

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. The War On DrugsRed Eyes
  2. Angel OlsonWhite Fire
  3. WarpaintDrive

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Brian Jonestown Massacre at East Village Arts Club, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  2. Young Fathers at East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
  3. Hookworms at The Kazimier, Liverpool Music Week (Getintothis Review)
  4. The Wytches at Sound City, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  5. Gruff Rhys at Sound City, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)

Event of 2014:

Liverpool Music Week

Tip for 2015:

Adele says: “After the close of Mello this year and threats of The Kazimier going the same way, it’s more important than ever for us to all stick together and show a united front to save our creative culture and communities.” 

 

Merseyrail Sound Station winner Blue Saint

Blue Saint

Blue Saint, a.k.a. Daniel Sebuyange

Albums of the Year:

  1. Isaiah Rashad: Cilvia Demo
  2. Pharoahe MonchPTSD
  3. Logic: Under Pressure
  4. Azealia BanksBroke With Expensive Taste

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Tinsahe feat. Schoolboy Q2 On
  2. Kendrick Lamar: i
  3. PharrellHappy

Event of 2014:

Daniel says: “I won Merseyrail Sound Station 2014, which was a very great event for me this year. Oh and I watched Dead Prez at the Kazimier too, I enjoyed that as well. (Getintothis Review)

Tip for 2015:

Daniel says:  “I’d say work hard, follow your heart and let your creativeness speak for itself.” 

 

By The Sea

By The Sea

 

Liam PowerBy The Sea

Albums of the Year:

  1. Timber Timbre: Hot dreams
  2. The Coral: The Curse Of Love
  3. Cate LeBon: Mug Museum
  4. BeckMorning Phase
  5. Gruff Rhys: American Interior

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Timber TimbreGrand Canyon
  2. The CoralWrapped In Blue
  3. Gruff RhysLost Tribes

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Timber Timbre at LEAF, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  2. Tear Talk at Seabright Arms, London
  3. The Yawns, Glasgow
  4. Alvvays at The Kazimier, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)

Event of 2014:

Liam says: “Us at the Epstein Theatre!” (Getintothis Review)

Tip for 2015:

Tear Talk and Minnetonka

 

Circa Waves

Circa Waves

Circa Waves

Albums of the Year:

  1. AlvvaysAlvvays
  2. Childhood: Lacuna
  3. Cymbals Eat GuitarsLose
  4. Mac DemarcoSalad Days
  5. Jamie TCarry On The Grudge

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. HoneybloodFall Forever
  2. Jamie T: Zombie
  3. The War on DrugsUnder Pressure

Event of 2014:

This

Tip for 2015:

Flyte

 

Conan at the GIT Award 2013 at Leaf

Conan

Jon DavisConan

Albums of the Year:

  1. Bast: Spectres
  2. ColtsbloodInto the Unfathomable Abyss
  3. Slomatics: Estron
  4. Grand MagusTriumph and Power
  5. YobClearing the Path to Ascend

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Weezer: Back to the Shack
  2. MantarThe Bezerker’s Path
  3. Bast: Psychonauts

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Electric Wizard at HellfestFrance
  2. Slomatics at Voodoo, Belfast
  3. Slomatics at Fibber Macgee’sDublin
  4. Monster Magnets at HellfestFrance
  5. Black Sabbath at HellfestFrance

Event of 2014:

Temples Festival (Jon says: “The first edition of this festival and it was just amazing.”)

Tip for 2015:

Of Spire and Throne, Bendal Interlude, Bast, Slomatics and Headless Kross. 

Jon says: “Special mention to Black Bow Records and Skyhammer Studio who will be producing, supporting and promoting underground music in 2015 and beyond.”

 

D R O H N E

D R O H N E

Richard Craddock and Luke McCulloch, D R O H N E

Richard’s Albums of the Year:

  1. Aphex Twin: Syro
  2. Jake BuggJake Bugg
  3. Damon AlbarnEveryday Robots
  4. HTRK: Psychic 9-5 Club
  5. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness

Luke’s Albums of the Year:

  1. Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
  2. We Came Out Like TigersEver-Crushed at Pecket’s Well
  3. CaribouOur Love
  4. Sleep Party PeopleFloating
  5. BadbadnotgoodIII

Richard’s Tracks of 2014:

  1. Soap & SkinMe and the Devil
  2. PVDNVAt Night
  3. The HorrorsI See You

Luke’s Tracks of 2014:

  1. Lana Del ReyGods and Monsters
  2. Veed: Sleep Shapes
  3. SkeptaThat’s Me (All Star Remix)

Richard’s Gigs of 2014:

  1. Factory Floor 
  2. Badbadnotgood 
  3. Beck at Festival No. 6
  4. Peaking Lights
  5. Kele

Luke’s Gigs of 2014:

  1. Happa
  2. Evian Christ
  3. Nathan Fake
  4. Factory Floor
  5. Boris Brejcha

Event of 2014:

Richard: Gottwood Festival
Luke: Festival No. 6 (Getintothis Review)

Tip for 2015:

Luke says: “Listen to as much grime as possible”

 

EscoWilliams

Esco Williams

 

Esco Williams

Albums of the Year:

  1. Cole2014 Forest Hills Drive
  2. Ed SheeranX
  3. Flying LotusYou’re Dead
  4. George the Poet: The Chicken And The Egg
  5. FKA TWIGSLP1

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Kendrick Lamari
  2. UsherGood Kisser
  3. Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud 

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Lauryn Hill at Apollo, Manchester
  2. Snarky Puppy at The Kazimier, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  3. Schoolboy Q at Reading Festival
  4. Kwabs at Reading Festival
  5. MiC Lowry and Boyz II Men at Albert Hall, Manchester

Event of 2014:

Esco says: Africa Oye this year was a pretty special one for me”

Tip for 2015:

Esco says:MiC Lowry are going to smash it, I’m biased though…so I will give another side note, Little Simz and George the Poet will have  great years too I feel.”

 

Etches

Etches

Ross Nicholson, Etches

Albums of the Year:

  1. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
  2. Adult JazzGist Is
  3. OughtMore Than Any Other Day
  4. Caribou: Our Love
  5. The Body: I Shall Die Here

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Flying LotusCoronus, The Terminator
  2. Marika HackmanCinnamon
  3. tUnEyArDs: Water Fountain

Top Gigs of 2014

  1. Owls at Deaf Institute, Manchester
  2. Sleaford Mods at Academy Manchester (Getintothis Review)
  3. Courtney Barnett at Sound City, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  4. Fatima at 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool
  5. Dogshow at Mellostock at Mello Mello, Liverpool

Event of 2014:

Mellostock or Sound City

Tip for 2015:

The Invisible Wind Factory

 

Forest Swords

Forest Swords

Forest Swords a.k.a. Matthew Barnes

Albums of the Year:

  1. Ben FrostA U R O R A
  2. The Bug: Angels and Devils
  3. MogwaiRave Tapes
  4. Owen Pallett: In Conflict
  5. Mica LeviUnder the Skin OST

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Rich GangLifestyle
  2. How To Dress WellA Power
  3. All We Are: Feel Safe

Event and Gig of 2014:

Kate Bush at Hammersmith Apollo, London

Tip for 2015:

Dark0

 

Hooton Tennis Club sign deal with Heavenly Recordings

Hooton Tennis Club sign deal with Heavenly Recordings

Hooton Tennis Club

Albums of the Year:

  1. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Wig Out At Jagbags
  2. Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  3. King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardI’m In Your Mind Fuzz
  4. Todd Terje: It’s Album Time
  5. Parquet CourtsSunbathing Animal 

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Alvvays: Archie, Marry Me
  2. Stephen Malkmus and the JicksHouston Hades
  3. Nick Allbrook100ks ’round Carmel

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Alvvays at The Kazimier, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  2. Nas at Lovebox Festival
  3. Parquet Courts at The Kazimier, Liverpool

Event of 2014:

Liverpool Sound City

Music Tip for 2015:

A Heavenly Weekend in Hebden Bridge

 

Mugstar

Mugstar

 Jason StollMugstar
Albums of 2014:
  1. AnthroprophhOutside the Circle
  2. MogwaiRave Tapes
  3. The HeadsEverybody Knows We Got Nowhere [Reissue]
  4. Real EstateAtlas
  5. Kikagaku Moyo: Mammatus Clouds

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Electric Wizard: Incense For The Damned
  2. MogwaiHeard About You Last Night
  3. Kikagaku MoyoNever Know

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Part Chimp at Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire
  2. Earthless at Brundenell Social Club, Leeds
  3. Shellac at ATP Iceland
  4. Lilacs and Champagne at Soup Kitchen, Manchester
  5. Gnod at Psych Lab, Eindhoven

Event of 2014:

Ride reforming

Music Tip for 2015:

Jason says: “The new Hey Colossus album In Black and Gold on Rocket Recordings. Best thing I’ve heard for a long while! And Sex Swing.”

 

Mad Brains plays the GIT Award 2014

Mad Brains

Mad Brains

Albums of the year:

  1. Badbadnotgood: III
  2. Silk RhodesSilk Rhodes
  3. RatkingSo It Goes
  4. Theivery CorporationSaudade
  5. Mac MillerFaces

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Wara From The NBHDRAW feat. Grand Marshall
  2. Chance the Rapper: No Better Blues
  3. O.T. GenesisCoCo

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. JonWayne at The Shipping ForecastLiverpool (Getintothis Review)
  2. Lords of the Underground at ApoloBarcelona
  3. GoldLing at Old Blue LastLondon
  4. Kojey Radical at BirthdaysLondon
  5. Tommy Cash at TartuEstonia

Event of 2014:

Boom Blast with J Flowz at Social Club, Paris

Tip for 2015:

Mad Brains says: “Be as weird as you can.”

Moats

Moats

Moats

Albums of the Year

  1. Mac DemarcoSalad Days
  2. IceagePlowing Into The Field Of Love
  3. Interpol El Pintor
  4. Warm BrainsHappy Accidents EP
  5. HappynessWeird Little Birthday

Tracks of 2014

  1. Sun Kil MoonI Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love
  2. Cymbals Eat GuitarsJackson
  3. Jamie xxSleep Sound (Moats say: “Everything he has released this year could be an eternal classic)

Gigs of 2014

  1. All the O2 Academy Liverpool Shows – Bombay Bicycle Club/Metronomy/Wild Beasts/Maccabees (to name a few)
  2. Interpol at Austin City Limits, USA (“Made Matt cry as he usually listen to them in a dark bedroom by himself, was very moving – awh”)
  3. Mount Kimbie/Daniel Avery at Farr Festival, Hertfordshire
  4. KYC Presents Adronite EP Launch w/ Moats & UNKWN at The Bombed Out Church, Liverpool Light Night (“The spectacular setting transcended all the artists performances to another level and had the church at capacity.”)
  5. Moats at Moats’ House, Liverpool (“Yep we’ve chosen our own gig, it was one of the best nights of our year, thanks if you were there, both times x”)

Event of 2014

Moats say: “Playing at Austin City Limits, Texas. Most surreal event we’ve ever experienced and been to. Also one of the best thing’s we’ll probably ever get to do, so thank you NME for letting that happen.”

Tips for 2015

Alex Bury, Palace, Lives, Don’t Worry, Netil, Maui

Moats say: “Both Maui & Netil are bands making waves in London who’re from Biggleswade originally like us, but have to play in London as there’s nothing happening in tiny Biggleswade as it’s dead.”

Nadine_Carina_Liverpool_music

Nadine Carina

 

Nadine Carina

Albums of the Year:

  1. Sea OleenaShallow
  2. Sea LionCobra’s Eyes
  3. Kye Kye: Fantasize
  4. Montgomery: New Clear War
  5. mus.hiba: White Girl

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Odesza: Say My Name feat. Zyra
  2. Alice BomanRed Eyes
  3. OK GOIf I Had a Mountain

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Cuushe and AUS in Zurich, Switzerland
  2. Jessy Lanza at  BungalowsSheffield
  3. Daisuke Tanabe at EMAFTokyo
  4. Submerse at EMAF, Tokyo

Event of 2014:

Red Bull Academy Presents EMAF, Tokyo

Tip for 2015:

Mangocats plus new EPs from Lapsley and Cuushe

 

Loved Ones perform live at The Kazimier

Loved Ones

Nik GloverLoved Ones

Albums of the Year:

  1. Mo Kolours: Mo Kolours
  2. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata
  3. Arc IrisArc Iris
  4. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  5. Katie Gately/Tlaotlon: Split Series #23

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Katie GatelyPivot
  2. Arc IrisCowboy
  3. Run the JewelsDarling Don’t Cry

Top Gigs of 2014:

Nik says: “Due to having a new baby boy, I’ve been to about 5 gigs all year, so my list would be pretty meaningless. The return of Fingathing at the Kaz supporting Peanut Butter Wolf was special.”

Event of 2014:

Nik says: Meow The Jewels getting crowd-funded was fantastic. Young Fathers winning the Mercury was nice too – they’ve come up with an album of genuinely forward-looking hip-hop, something which is sadly rare. Liverpool has started to host a lot more hip-hop shows again, which is great, albeit by acts on the ‘legends’ spectrum rather than newer artists.”

Tip for 2015

Nik says: “I’m tipping myself to actually get out to some more live music. First on my list is Sound City!”

 

Outfit

Outfit

Andrew Hunt and Thomas Gorton, Outfit

Andrew’s Albums of the Year:

  1. Aphex TwinSyro
  2. Fossil Aerosol Mining ProjectDecades of Fake Ressurection
  3. Kamailliset YstâvâtAlass Ratoissa Virtaa
  4. Richard DawsonNothing Important
  5. Ex Easter-Island Head2 Commissions for Cassette Tape

Thomas’ Albums of the Year:

  1. Aphex TwinSyro
  2. WileySnakes and Ladders
  3. ArcaXen
  4. Perc: The Power and The Glory
  5. Ex Easter-Island HeadLarge Electric Ensemble

Andrew’s Tracks of 2014:

  1. Aphex Twinproduk 29
  2. CaribouSecond Chance
  3. Tobias Jesso Jr.True Love

Thomas’ Tracks of 2014:

  1. Nicki MinajAnaconda
  2. Bobby Shmurda: Hot Nigga
  3. Tiga: Bugatti

Thomas says: “I actually think Held Apart by Arca might be my most-listened but it’s a 90 second piano interlude, wasn’t sure whether to include it”

Andrew’s Gigs of 2014:

  1. Nels Cline at The StoneNew York City
  2. James Hoff at The KitchenNew York City
  3. The Aleph at Legate TheatreLiverpool
  4. Venus X at Ghe20 G0th1k, Santo’s, New York City
  5. Conan Mockasin at Glasslands, New York City

Thomas’ Gigs of 2014:

  1. Thomas says: “Without a doubt my favourite “gig” wasn’t really a gig, but I was lucky enough to be invited to go to the Aphex Twin listening party in Hackney Everyone was getting stoned on the dancefloor, moshing and crowdsurfing, drinking white wine out of the bottle, listening to Syro on a huge system. It was one of my favourite music experiences ever.” 
  2. Perc Album Launch at Corsica Studios, London
  3. These New Puritans at The BarbicanLondon
  4. Arca at ICALondon (“mainly for Jesse Kanda‘s stunning visuals to be honest.”)
  5. Young Fathers at ElectrowerkzIslington

Andrew’s Event of 2014:

“Either getting married or Outfit‘s show at XOYO in January

Thomas’ Event of 2014:

“A series really, but gotta say that the Ferguson protests in the US and beyond have captivated me. I’ve been able to speak to Americans directly involved with the protests – demonstrators, filmmakers and writers, so to see what the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner (amongst others) mean to a nation has been moving.

The American public are using the streets to make a difference on their own turf. I think and hope that a change in attitudes and systems will happen as a result of passion and a refusal to back down against injustice. That’s been an inspiring thing to follow closely.”

Andrew’s Tip for 2015:

Outfit‘s new album, and some others I’ll bet.”

Thomas’ Tip for 2015:

“You know what, I’m gonna go all self-indulgent and bias here. Outfit have a new record out in the summer that we’re all proud and excited about, I’ve been working with James Rand on a project called Cloakroom that I can’t wait to play people, Andy‘s been working on some great Dialect stuff, ExEaster Island Head will release a new addition to their catalogue of excellence, Jay Freeman will probably put out an E.P and I’m sure the Deep Hedonia crew will continue to tease out some good stuff too. So yeah, think my friends (and me) are up to some stuff in 2015 worth shouting about.”

 

Silent Sleep

Silent Sleep

Silent Sleep

Albums of the Year:

  1. Sun Kil MoonBenji
  2. CarbiouOur Love
  3. Scott Walker and Sun O)))Soused
  4. BirdMy Fear and Me
  5. St. VincentSt. Vincent

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Future IslandsSeasons (Waiting On You)
  2. Sleater-KinneyBury Our Friends
  3. tUnE-yArDsWater Fountain

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Andrew WK at Arts Club, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  2. John Grant at The Philharmonic, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  3. CHVRCHES at Liverpool Music Week (Getintothis Review)
  4. Gruff Rhys at Sound City, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  5. Bridie and The Arbour at The Scandanavian Church, Liverpool

Event of 2014:

Liverpool Music Week

Tip for 2015:

All We Are

 

Stealing Sheep coming to a Kazimier near you this New Year's Eve

Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep

Albums of the Year:

  1. MetronomyLove Letters
  2. Little DragonNabuma Rubberband
  3. Ariel PinkPom Pom
  4. LxuryPlayground
  5. TemplesSun Structures

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. MetronomyI’m Aquarius
  2. Little DragonKlapp Klapp
  3. Azealia Banks212

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Whyte Horses at The Kazimier, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  2. The Knife at Academy, Manchester
  3. Metronomy at O2 Academy, Brixton
  4. Warpaint at O2 ABC, Glasgow
  5. Blood Orange at Field Day, London

Event of 2014:

Stealing Sheep say: “Our live score collaboration with Radiophonic Workshop as part go the Brancharge Music and Film Festival in Jersey!”

Tip for 2015:

All We Are’s debut album

 

Strange Collective

Strange Collective

Andrew Parry, Strange Collective

Albums of the Year:

  1. MogwaiRave Tapes
  2. Thee Oh SeesThe Drop
  3. BadbadnotgoodIII
  4. Simian Mobile DiscoWhorl
  5. Mac DemarcoSalad Days

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. The GrowersGood Advice
  2. Jamie TDon’t You Find
  3. MogwaiThe Lord Is Out Of Control

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Suuns at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (Getintothis Review)
  2. Lee Scratch Perry at The Kazimier, Liverpool
  3. The GrowlersFat White Family and The Wytches at The Kazimier, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  4. Mogwai at Liverpool Music Week (Getintothis Review)
  5. Action BronsonNo Fakin at The Kazimier, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)

Event of 2014:

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 

Tip for 2015:

Tiger Cub

 

Sub Blue

Sub Blue

Sub Blue

Albums of the Year:

  1. Sam SmithIn The Lonely Hour
  2. Ed SheeranX
  3. BanksGoddess
  4. Gorgon CitySirens
  5. PARTYNEXTDOORPARTYNEXTDOOR2

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Melissa SteeleKisses For Breakfast
  2. Kendrick Lamar: i
  3. Ed Sheeran: Thinking Out Loud

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. MTV Brand New Presented by LIMF ft. Ella Eyre, Jess Glynne, Becky Hill at Camp & Furnace, Liverpool
  2. Drake
  3. Tyler the Creator
  4. FestEvol at The Kazimier, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  5. KOF, Nothing But The Music Session

Event of 2014:

Liverpool International Music Festival

Tip for 2014:

Sub Blue says: “Stay focused on what you aim to achieve, don’t let anyone cloud your judgement on what you  believe may benefit you.” 

 

Tear Talk are back with new track Ruins

Tear Talk

Josh Miller, Tear Talk

Albums of the Year:

  1. HTRKPsychic 9-5 Club
  2. The Twighlight SadNobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave
  3. Fear of MenLoom
  4. OughtMore Than Any Other Day
  5. Dirty BeachesStateless

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Kult Country Trembling Moon
  2. Bernard + EdithPoppy
  3. KyogenPrecious

Top Gigs of 2014:

Josh says: All of my top five gigs of 2014 took place in The Kazimier, which says both an awful lot about the importance of this particular venue to the current music scene, and how much I need to broaden my horizons. They are as follows:

  1. Ex-Easter Island Head
  2. Fat White Family (Getintothis Review)
  3. Parquet Courts (Getintothis Review)
  4. Eagulls (Getintothis Review)
  5. Alvvays (Getintothis Review)

Event of 2014:

Josh says: “Although a gig, By The Sea‘s recent homecoming show at the Epstein Theatre felt very much like an event. It was quite a humbling experience to watch a band so dedicated to their craft be rewarded with the reception that they got that night.”

Tip for 2015:

Josh says: “I’ve had the pleasure of hearing and working on Low Coney‘s album in the last few months, and although it’s in its early stages it already sounds beautiful. Much like his artwork, it uses nostalgia to articulate anxieties surrounding contemporary urban life, and the end result is a sound that draws a long overdue parallel between the Everly Brothers and Suicide. You will be hard pushed to find a better balladeer in 2015.”

 

The Tea Street Band

The Tea Street Band

Timo Tierney, The Tea Street Band

Albums of the Year:

  1. It’s Album TimeTodd Terje
  2. Springtime AnchorageLabour of Patience
  3. By The SeaEndless Days, Crystal Sky
  4. The Brian Jonestown MassacreRevelation
  5. Aphex TwinSyro

Top Tracks of 2014:

  1. Mick Head & the Red Elastic BandLucinda Byre
  2. Take ThatThese Days
  3. Circa WavesStuck Between My Teeth

Top Gigs of 2014:

  1. Mick Head at Leaf, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  2. The Sugarmen at Constellations, Liverpool
  3. Raw City at The Lomax, Liverpool

Event of 2014:

Liverpool Sound City

Tip for 2015:

Sugarmen

 

VEYU part of Getintothis' best albums of 2014 countdown

VEYU

VEYU:

Albums of the Year:

  1. JungleJungle
  2. The War On DrugsLost In The Dream
  3. WarpaintWarpaint
  4. East India YouthTotal Strife Forever
  5. InterpolEl Pintor

Top Tracks of 2014

  1. Ballet SchoolCherish
  2. Future Islands: Seasons (Waiting On You)
  3. The War On DrugsUnder The Pressure

Top Gigs of 2014

  1. Kate Bush at Hammersmith Apollo, London
  2. Ballet School at The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  3. Arcade Fire at Hyde Park, London
  4. FestEvol at The Kazimier, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)
  5. Factory Floor at Sound City, Liverpool (Getintothis Review)

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