Rad Releases 21 – Daniel God Damn Byrom
For the final week 2 weeks of the year, as the countdown to the end of 2021 approaches, we take a personal look back on familiar names, labels, promoters, and musicians’ most loved releases of the past 12 months. It’s a time we enjoy and look forward to, through the contributions we get to find new music discoveries, releases we may have missed throughout the year. When we handed the site over last year for the 2020 feature, our 10th year into our annual special, we loved the contributions and it became apparent that we all found ourselves reconnecting with music new and old. Following another challenging year, the one constant has been how artists and their labels have adapted and produced some of the best records of our time, it’s those releases that fans have depended on to get them through another year.
Now in its 11th year, we are delighted to hand the site over once more, as we let our favourites share more details about their year in music.
Our next feature comes from the remarkable artist, Daniel God Damn Byrom. Our musical year has been made better by this artist and their 2-EP release which joined us and our shop shelves in Spring. Daniel God Damn Byrom has this profound ability to create melancholic landscapes laced with intimacy, beauty, and expressive storytelling and we’ve loved sharing their work throughout the year. We chat to Daniel to find out more about their year in music..
- Best albums
The Felice Brothers – From Dreams To Dust
Katy Kirby – Cool Dry Place
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!
I Feel Fine – The Cold In Ever Shelter
The Physics House Band – Incident on 3rd
I played the I Feel Fine album release show at Bee’s Mouth, alongside Regal Cheer and Muttering. It was a packed room and a great last show of the year.
The Album That Got Me Through 2021
Winter Wheat by John K. Samson, a solo record by the singer of The Weakerthans.
Winter Wheat and Fellow Traveller are two stand out songs on the record
Coping Musically Throughout The Year-
I’ve been focusing on writing my next couple of ep’s/album depending how it works out. Planning a few tours for next year, hoping the world allows it.
Best discovery of 2021
Grouper, she performs lo-fi dream pop music, Living Room is a particularly poignant song.
Artist to watch 2022.
Lomelda, her album Hannah was one of my favourites last year.
Plans for the new year
Release loads of music and tour as much as possible.
Thank you so much, honestly musically you lifted us this year so we can’t wait to hear more from you in 2022.