10. Demons – Privation
Virginia punk band Demons have a hard-hitting sound that brings to mind the Bronx through a noise rock filter.
Favourite track – Lever
9. Death By Unga Bunga – Heavy Male Insecurity
This Norwegian band have a sound that sits somewhere between 70’s power-pop and 90’s pop punk.
Favourite track – My Buddy and Me
8. Our Man In The Bronze Age – Hexed Endeavours
This Milton Keynes based multi-instrumentalist band comes over like a mix of QOTSA,Soundgarden and (Jupiter era) Cave in.
Favourite track – Midnight Lovers
7. The Bronx – S/T
This is the 6th album from the most consistent band in modern punk. Nothing they haven’t done before, but done to a high standard.
Favourite track – Superbloom
6. The Armed – Ultrapop
This band manage to mix hardcore,noise,pop and lots more together to a devastating affect. Chaotic stuff!
Favourite track – An Iteration
5. Bokassa – Molotov Rocktail
This 3rd album from the Norwegian stoner punks is their strongest collection of songs yet. Proper haircuts, proper beer-drinking music, a great bunch of lads.
Favourite track – Godless
4. The Dirty Nil – Fuck Art
Despite the Canadian pop-rock band cheekily putting this album out on January 1st, this definitely feels like an album for the summer.
Favourite track – Blunt Force Concussion
3. Quicksand – Distant Populations
This fourth album from the influential post-hardcore band only reinforces their legacy, despite being their first as a 3 piece.
Favourite track – Lightning Field
2. The Wildhearts – 20th Century Love Songs
This album from the Britrock legends continues the form they were on Renaissance Men. Banger after banger.
Favourite track – Sleepaway
1. Turnstile – Glow On
This album sees the American ‘hardcore’ band truly rip up the rule book and create album that is incredibly diverse yet cohesive.
Favourite track – Holiday