Top Ten Records of 2012


1. Maccabees "Given To The Wild"


2. Polica "Give You The Ghost"


3. Tame Impala "Lonerism"


4. Mystery Jets "Radlands"


5. Hot Chip "In Our Heads"


6. Beach House "Bloom"


7. Jake Bugg "Jake Bugg"


8. Django Django "Django Django"


9. The Walkmen "Heaven"


10. Alt J "An Awesome Wave"



Top Ten Gigs 


Maccabees - Southampton Guildhall


Foals - 60 Million Postcards Bournemouth


Peace - Joiners Southampton


Polica - Heaven London


Jack White - Hammersmith Apollo


Deap Valley - The Old Blue Last London


Beach House -The Roundhouse


Hot Chip - Southampton Guildhall


The Walkmen - Village Underground London


The Bots - Joiners Southampton



Top Ten Festival Performances 


Pond  - Dot 2 Dot Notts


Mystery Jets – Truck


Sigur Ros – Bestival


Peace - Dot 2 Dot


Father John Misty - No Direction Home


Jake Bugg - Dot 2 Dot


Alt J – Bestival


Palma Violets - Bestival

Brontide – Truck


Michael Kiwanuka - Bestival


Film of the Year


From The Sea to the Land Beyond (British Sea Power Soundtrack)


Song of The Year


"Feel to Follow"  Maccabees


Most Disappointing Musical Experience:


Booking tix to see Christopher Owens at St Giles at 11 am and falling ill by 2pm and missing the gig!


Best Musical Experience:


Any 1 of the 6 British Sea Power Krankenhaus Club Nights (7 if you include Kristmas Krankenhaus!) every one a winner!


Other mentions go to:-


Gabriel Bruce - love it when the support is a surprising find and the next one to watch!


Rodriguez - A fab night at The Roundhouse discovering "The Sugarman'


Sally @sally_wally