Top 10 Albums 

1.  Mew,  + / -

2.  Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

3.  Gengahr - A Dream Outside

4.  Torres - Sprinter

5.  Maccabees - Marks To Prove It

6.  Libertines - Anthems For Doomed Youth

7.  Tame Impala - Currents

8.  Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

9.  Laura Marling - Short Movie

10. Leisure Society - The Fine Art Of Hanging On 


Top 10 Gigs (in date order)

Barr Brothers 31-Jan Winchester, Railway

Little Comets 25-Feb Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

Father John Misty 26-Feb Village Underground

The Leisure Society 15-Apr Islington Assembly Halls

Pretty Vicious 17-May Winchester, Railway

Alvvays (support Gengahr) 25-May Southampton, Joiners Arms

Adem 19-Oct MOTH Club, Hackney

Akala 01-Dec Village Underground

Christopher Owens 03-Dec Bethnal Green, St John

Mew 14-Dec Village Underground


Top 10 Festival Appearances (in date order)

Plastic Mermaids - Southampton, Common People Festival

Kindness - Best Kept Secret Festival, Netherlands

Royal Blood - Best Kept Secret Festival, Netherlands

Ratboy - Truck Festival

Girl Band - Visions Festival

Rae Morris - Victorious Festival, Portsmouth

Meilyr Jones - End Of the Road

Torres - End Of the Road

Tame Impala - End Of the Road

Gaz Coombes - Independence Festival, Southampton 

Best Song of the Year:

Pumpkin Noir, by Happyness

TV show of the year: Family Guy

Film of the Year: Kingsman, The Secret Service

Best musical moments of the year:

1. Will Doyle (East India Youth) performing solo and unmicked on the ‘Piano in The Woods Stage’ at End Of The Road Festival

2. Dancing to ‘Let it happen’ the 8-minute opening track of Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ album at EOTR silent disco


Most disappointing musical moment of the year : Songhoy Blues live set.......