Hey look it's December again, let's discuss the great things 2018 gave us musically!
I went to 0 festivals this year sadly, which I'm hoping to rectify in 2019. Still managed to see 60 bands this year, discovering plenty of new favourites!
I'm genuinely struggling to pick my favourite gigs for the year, I loved every gig I went to except the first to (The Hunna and Paramore, both in January). Foo Fighters and The Rolling Stones in June were both incredible; Frank Turner was great again; Don Broco, Marmozets, State Champs, Arkells, Nothing But Thieves, and Biffy Clyro all helped make the year incredible gig-wise. Loads of good memories this year. Lower Than Atlantis were brilliant again and I'm genuinely very sad that they're breaking up next year.
Albums! Easy AOTY for me is Living Proof by State Champs, closely followed by Knowing What You Know Now by Marmozets. Don Broco's Technology, Panic at the Disco's Pray for the Wicked and The Xcerts' Hold On To Your Heart probably round out the top five in some order, Joy as an Act of Resistance by IDLES just outside it. Been a very good year again though, I'm struggling to decide on a full top ten.
Share what you loved, EWB!