Whether you’re into turkey, tofu, cherry n chocolate sarnies, prawns or pilchards, there’s something for everyone in the F&B arena – music in 2015 has offered the same variety in batches of malty hops, chilled effervescence and rangy mind benders.
As with the evolutional pursuit to sharpen our culinary, industrial and innovative skills, it’s hard to conceive music would deem itself peaked in anyone’s personal and nostalgic era. Such is the continuous flow of new mind-blowing tunes on our plateau of rising euphoria now, that it’s almost impossible to keep track of the talent and diversity, which is the very utmost fuel and motivation for happiness, which is the stuff that has been feeding our ears, What more conjures up such delight? A butterscotch Angel Delight… do me a flavour… well actually, that’s pretty good too.
Having thought about this for, I suppose, the whole year, it’s just dawned on me (via the editor’s prod) that we’ve got essentially an hour or so to get this column out; so literally off the top of our heads, here’s our bands and moments that made the high ground in 2015 and left us as full as a tic…
After a chunky hiatus we’ve seen the big guns return in Leftfield, Blur, New Order, The Charlatans and Primal Scream. The UK’s daddy of hip-hop Roots Manuva should be the next Bond in my book.
The psychedelic jams from Pond, Hey Colossus and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have proved that music doesn’t belong in the evocative memories of yesteryear. Lonelady and Nadine Shah shine with funkabilty and for the alternative mood, Courtney Barnett swings nicely for chicks on rock. And let’s not forget the spine tingling tunes of Ghostpoet and his latest creation of pure brilliance, Shedding Skin.
In the electronic world East India Youth and C Duncan reinvented meticulous with Jamie XX ensuring Public Service Broadcast didn’t get all the accolades.
And if metal’s your twang then Windhand / USA / Grief’s Infernal Flower, Domovoyd / Finland / Domovoyd, Ufomammut / Italy / Ecate Arcturus / Norway / Arcturian were up there.
Newcomers Spring King, Slaves, The Sneaky Nixons, and Bad Dreems have revved the tempo, while Holy Holy’s debut album, When The Storms Would Come is just wow!
Other incredibly cannot stop listening to albums came from Gaz Coombes and Everything Everything, while Foals just blew our heads off!
I think you see where we’re going and we haven’t even thought about pudding but these instantly selected stalwarts are what made 2015 tasty, and guess what? We haven’t even mentioned Cage the Elephant’s new album.
If you want to keep up-to-speed with all of the latest album, EP and single releases across a variety of styles and sounds, stay tuned to AsiaLIFERadio and shows, such as the Wake’n’Bake Show, Earblast and The Alternative Show for brand new alternative, blues, folk, indie, metal and rock releases.
Enjoy 2016 – keep it turning, keep it wheel, keep it AsiaLIFERadio.com.