Following on from our Top 50 songs of 2K17 earlier this year (which you can view here, here, here, here and… here), we decided to have a look back throughout the year to put together another Top 50 tracks that we’ve been salivating over. Don’t say we don’t spoil you.
Chiyoda Ku – ‘Smile You’re On CCTV’ (How It Works)
From their stonking debut ‘How It Works’, ‘Smile You’re On CCTV’ is the Chiyoda Ku live staple. The Bristolian wunderkind trio really make it happen on this super cool number.
Kagoule – ‘Monsieur Automaton’ (Ra-Ra Rok Records)
More than welcome new material from gnarly Nottingham based trio Kagoule. From their much anticipated follow up to 2015’s ‘Urth’, Kagoule remain one of the most exciting bands coming out of the UK.
Seize The Chair – ‘Knew You’d Never Been There’ (Too Pure Singles Club)
Sheffield’s own Seize The Chair bring out some real MADCHESTER vibes on this shimmering belter for the Too Pure Singles Club. First heard on these very pages!
The Cribs – ‘In Your Palace’ (24/7 Rock Star Shit, Sonic Blew)
‘In Your Palace’ is another grunge-heavy smasher from The Cribs off their latest record, the Albini produced ‘24/7 Rock Star Shit’. Mega chorus from the Jarman trio.
Jamie Lenman – ‘Mississippi’ (Devolver, Big Scary Monsters)
A proper ‘smell-the-shit’ chunky riff throughout this fucker. From his latest LP ‘Devolver’, Lenman reflects heavy on the raucous ‘Mississippi’, with the verse about his Pa being particularly brutal.
Omni – ‘Southbound Station’ (Multi-Task, Trouble In Mind Records)
Another blast from Omni and another single of the year contender. As is often the case with Omni, ‘Southbound Station’ became an instant earworm, such is its appeal. That closing stretch is 100% strength.
Pet Crow – ‘How Are You Wired?’ (Too Pure Singles Club)
A thundering blast of groovy garage-rock from Derby based quartet Pet Crow, ‘How Are You Wired?’ is all swagger. We even had the pleasure of premiering it way back when!
H. Grimace – ‘Land/Body’ (Self Architect, Opposite Number)
Southern post-punk quartet H. Grimace are proper energised in ‘Land/Body’, the first single taken from their debut LP ‘Self Architect’. The cucumber cool vocal of Hannah Gledhill keeps in check throughout, even when the track delves into the occasional manic moment. Shades of Preoccupations.
Table Scraps – ‘Sick Of Me’ (Autonomy, Zen Ten)
Taken from their debut album ‘Autonomy’ (out early next year), the retro-tinged new single from Brummy trio Table Scraps is a thumping bite of garage-rock and/or roll.
Wot Gorilla? – ‘Kikuna’ (Angel Numbers)
Opening up with the daftest of intros (in a dead good way), the opener from the latest Wot Gorilla? release hardly lets up. Absolutely brutal in parts, it’s a massive shot of adrenaline right in the temple.