Lizard Hips – Top 10 Albums of 2018

Some surprises, some shocks, some “that’s shit mate, why’s that there?” are all present, probably. Or not. Enjoy, my top 10 albums of 2018.

Dead Now – S/T

Have you been thinking “not enough riffs about this year.” May I introduce you to Dead Now and their absolute onslaught of churning, boiling noise?

Catalan – Cornelius

Gracing the airwaves again is Catalan, the new-ish project by Axis Of bassist Ewen Friers. We spoke to Ewen  last July, where he gave us the low-down on his new venture, and featured them here with the jaunty pop-rock of Alive. 

Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

I’m not sure what the best part of Colossus is – I think it’s every single second that it rants, shouts and spits at you, even the moment where all you hear is ragged breathing.

Remote Viewing – Blood Loss

Remote Viewing’s sound is not a million miles away from the racket Palehorse created – there’s less low-end, as two guitars exist instead of the dual-bass attack.

Track by track: HEADS. – Collider

We love a bit of HEADS. at Keep It Fast, their angled, jagged, noisy concentrated sound is a raucous delight.  To celebrate, here’s a track by track breakdown of Collider, their second album.

PABST – Chlorine

You’ll be unfamiliar with Berlin-based power trio PABST – but never fear, you’ll want to cram the nuggets of spicy gold of their debut album, Chlorine, into your ears.

The Get Up Kids – Kicker

Kicker, by The Get Up Kids is a four track, 14 minute EP of tightly packed anthems laced with longing, tingling nostalgia.

Black Moth – Anatomical Venus

Hailing from Leeds, home to Hawk Eyes and Blacklisters, Black Moth are driven by huge, pulsating riffs. Imagine if the sound of all the vehicles in Mad Max: Fury Road were guitars, then that’s close to the sound this five piece produce.

The Chats – Get This In Ya!!

At the risk of letting this pass without acknowledging it, I feel the internet and everyone involved needs to know more about the sheer brilliance of Australia’s, The Chats.