Band Favourites of 2020

Here’s what’s kept us (mostly) sane in 2020…

ANDY CAIRNS

Listening:

  • Luminous Bodies – Nah Nah Nah Yeh Yeh Yeh
  • Deafbrick – Deafbrick
  • KLÄMP- Hate You
  • Arvo Party-Inheritance
  • Special Interest – The Passion of….
  • Mummise Guns – Mummise Guns
  • Clipping – Visions of Bodies Being Burned
  • Hey Colossus- Dances/Curses
  • Robyn G Shiels & Steve Nolan-Sky Drew Near
  • The Shits – Punishment
  • Blóm – Flower Violence
  • Eye Flys – Tub of Lard
  • Casual Nun – Resort For Dead Desires
  • Shifting – It Was Good
  • Lalalar- Ceketini Al Yoluna Bak 
  • Heavy Harvest- Scream
  • James Dean Bradfield – Even In Exile
  • Ricky Warwick – Fighting Heart
  • Charles Webster – The Spell (Burial mix)
  • Fugazi A-Z podcast
  • Final Girls podcast
  • Straight Outta Cobham podcast
  • Diamond Dave Total Rock Radio
  • In Our Time BBC 4 podcast

Reading:

  • Theodore Zeldin – An Intimate History of Humanity (thanks to JDB for the recommendation)
  • Robert Kolker- A Cinema of Loneliness
  • Mark Worrall – When Skies Are Grey
  • Mark Worrall – The Liquidator
  • Tim Rolls – Stamford Bridge is Falling Down
  • Harry Harris – The Boss
  • David Johnstone – Tales of the Chelsea Unexpected 
  • Daniel Spicer – The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion 
  • Sight & Sound Magazine
  • Wire Magazine
  • The Quietus website
  • Louder Than War website

Watching:

  • Saint Maud
  • Relic
  • Mangrove
  • Lovers Rock
  • Im Thinking of Ending Things
  • Lovecraft Country
  • The Queens Gambit
  • The Painted Bird
  • She Dies Tomorrow
  • The Color Out of Space
  • Possessor 
  • Prodigal Son
  • Mudhoney – I’m Now
  • Tad- Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears
  • Chelsea FC 

MICHAEL McKEEGAN

Listening:

  • Entropy-Liminal
  • Special Request-Offworld
  • Napalm Death-Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
  • Rancher-Pummeler
  • Metallica-S&M
  • Geld-Beyond The Floor
  • Hellripper-Affair Of The Poisons
  • Arvo Party-Love Above All/Inheritance
  • Warwound-WWIII
  • Exhalants-Atonement
  • Hum-Inlet
  • Sepultura-Quadra
  • Vampire-Rex
  • James Dean Bradfield-Even In Exile
  • Gulch-Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress
  • Thin Lizzy-Rock Legends
  • UFO-Strangers In The Night (deluxe)
  • Motorhead-Ace Of Spades (40th anniversary edition)
  • Voivod-Lost Machines live
  • Jucifer-Nazm
  • King Creature-Set The World On Fire
  • Paradise Lost-Obsidian
  • Oranssi Pazuzu-Mestarin Kynsi

Reading:

  • Alex North-The Whisper Man
  • Danny Goldberg-Serve The Servants
  • Nick De Semlyen-Wild And Crazy Guys
  • Sam Lloyd-Memory Wood
  • Pete Way-A Fast Ride Out Of here
  • Lucy Foley-Guestlist
  • Rob Halford-Confess
  • Mark Lanegan-Sing Backwards And Weep
  • Hanna Jameson-The Fall
  • Rachel Foley-The Guest List
  • Adrian McKinty-The Chain
  • Paul Tremblay-Survivor Song
  • cursedzine.com

Watching:

  • The Queens Gambit
  • Mank
  • Knives Out
  • Bosch
  • Schitts Creek
  • Testament/Exodus/Death Angel-Dublin March 2020

NEIL COOPER

Listening:

  • Public Enemy – What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down
  • Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
  • Wilma Archer – Cheater (feat Sudan Archives)
  • Disq – Collector
  • Pottery – Welcome To Bobby’s Hotel
  • Park Hye Jin – How Can I
  • AC/DC – Power Up
  • Katy J Pearson – Take Back The Radio
  • Testament – Titans Of Creation
  • Eye Flys – Tub Of Lard
  • Arvo Party – Inheritance
  • Public Image Ltd. – Album
  • Queen Latifah – Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children
  • Nadine Shah – Kitchen Sink
  • Gangstarr – Daily Operation
  • Holy Fuck – Deleter
  • Julio Bashmore – Knockin’ Boots
  • Lalalar – ‘The Singles

Reading:

  • Nick De Semlyen – Wild and Crazy Guys
  • Gary Younge – Another Day In The Death Of America
  • Peter Geoghegan – Democracy For Sale
  • Kristin Lawless – Formerly Known As Food
  • Alexandre Dumas – The Count Of Monte Cristo

Watching:

  • Host
  • One Cut Of The Dead
  • The Battery
  • Uncut Gems
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Midnight Cowboy (after reading ‘Wild and Crazy Guys’ !!)
  • Blues Brothers
  • Trading Places
  • Sleaford Mods and Billy Nomates (0nline gig)