Band Favourites of 2018

ANDY CAIRNS

Listening:

Ash-Islands
Wood Burning Savages-Stability
Fontaines DC-Four EP’s
Arvo Party-Tired Eyes
Robyn G Shiels-Death of the Shadows
Manic Street Preachers-Resistance is Futile
Arctic Flowers-Straight to the Hunter
Gazelle Twin-Pastoral
Idles-Joy As An Act of Resistance
Guttersnipe-My Mother the Vent
Gaye Su Akyol-Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir
Buzzcocks-Singles Going Steady ( Pete Shelley, thank you for everything)
Membranes ( synapse snapping stuff from Mr Robb and co. Thanks for the sneak preview)
Bikini Kill-Pussy Whipped

Watching:

Blackkklansman
Possum
The Man From Mo Wax
Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Narcos:Mexico
Snowfall:Season Two
Mandy
Hereditary
Chelsea winning the FA Cup Final
The Mousetrap ( finally got to see it)
The Stranglers-career spanning set at Manchester Apollo

Reading:
Karl Ove Knausgaard-The End
Jenny Hval-Paradise Rot
Chuck Palahniuk-Adjustment Day
Samuel Beckett-Company

MICHAEL McKEEGAN

Listening:
Tribulation-Down Below
Portal-Ion
Thou-Inconsolable
Wrong-Feel Great
Sepulcher-Panoptic Horror
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons-Age Of Absurdity
Throat-Bareback
Idles-Joy As An Act Of Resistance
Maggot Heart-Dusk To Dusk
System Of Hate-There Is No Madness Here
Haunt-Burst Into Flame
Ravens Creed-Get Killed Or Try Dying
Robyn G Shiels-Death Of The Shadows EP
Cypress Hill-Elephants On Acid
Manic Street Preachers-Resistance Is Futile
Ghost-Prequelle
The Prodigy-No Tourists
Tomb Mold-Manor Of Infinite Forms
Funeral Mist-Hekatomb
Craft-Black Metal And White Noise
Contract In Blood-Various
Voivod-The Wake
Gouge Away-Burnt Sugar
Arvo Party-II
Behemoth-I Loved You At Your Darkest
Slaegt-The Circle
Raw Peace-Total Death
Obliteration-Cenotaph Obscure
Drug Church-Cheer

Watching:
The Haunting Of Hill House
A Quiet Place
Money Heist
Happy!
Evil Genius
Hap & Leonard
Ozark 2
Mandy
Making A Murderer Part 2
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
The Sinner 2

Reading:
Thirst-Jo Nesbo
Hearts Of Darkness-Joseph Conrad
Contract In Blood-Ian Glasper
Prague Nights-Benjamin Black
The Outsider-Stephen King
The White Road-Sarah Lotz

NEIL COOPER

Listening:
Steve Reich – Pulse / Quartet
Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe EP
Sigrid – Strangers EP
Michael Nyman – Musique a Grande Vitesse and the Piano Concerto
Various – Habibi Funk: an eclectic selection of music from the Arab worldIdles – Joy as an Act of Resistance
Sleaford Mods – EP (stick in a five and go)
Nas – Illmatic
Liines – Stop Start
Panji and the Buffalo – Rare Moves
Uniform – Wake in Fright
Bad Brains – Bad Brains
Arvo Party – II
‘Dear Joan and Jericha’ podcast

Watching:
The Mighty Redcar
Inside No.9
The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire
Snowfall
A Quiet Place
Lady Bird
True Grit
A Star is Born
Killing Eve

Reading:
Georges Simenon – A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories
John Le Carre – The Spy Who Came in From The Cold
Robert Harris – The Fear
Terry Hayes – I Am Pilgrim
Joe Hill – The Fireman