As the countdown to the end of the year approaches we take a personal look back on our familiar names, features and musicians’ top releases of the past 12 months.
This year has stood out for incredible releases and even more so for uncovering exceptional talent; most of which discovered, promoted and featured right on this site.
Earlier this year we had the pleasure and uplifting experience witnessing Into It Over It’s Evan Thomas Weiss perform live during his UK tour with best friend Koji. We met Evan and Andrew “Koji” Shiraki at their live date at Newport’s Le Pub Tuesday 6th September. You can visit our recent and exclusive Live Into It. Over It/Koji Review and photography HERE.
Alongside touring the UK with best friend Koji, IIOI’s released recent LP, Proper, and continued touring around the US promoting the release with support from Andrew Jackson Jihad and Frank Turner. A fantastic year from such an admirable talent, with so much more to hear from in the coming months.
We were extremely lucky to have Evans input on his Rad Releases-
Picking ten things for this year was impossible.
So many good records this year.
Here’s what I listened to the most… the records that truly made my year.
01. Iron Chic / Pacer – Split 7”
02. Cloud Mouth – Keep Well 10”
03. Pianos Become The Teeth – The Lack Long After LP
04. By Surprise – Mountain Smashers LP
05. Former Thieves – The Language That We Speak LP
06. Punch – Nothing Lasts EP
07. Basement – I Wish I Could Stay Here LP
08. Tangled Hair – Apples EP
09. Balance & Composure – Separation LP
10. The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – 2011 Catalog
Look Mexico – Real American’s Spear It 10”
Code Orange Kids – Cycles 7”
Mixed Signals Compilation LP
The Clippers / Coping – Split 7”
Andrew Jackson Jihad – Knife Man LP
Xerxes / Midnight Souls – Split 7
Thank You Evan and we can only wish you and all your endevours our support and good luck for next year!