So my shadowy simian colleague has been holding the fort here while I’ve been working, dicking about, writing elsewhere and drinking like a bastard. I’ll probably add some thoughts to his Supersonic write-up (all the bands I saw while he was still in his cave), and I’ll hopefully add some thoughts about Bradford Threadfest, Supernormal and last weekend’s marvellous Tor Ist Das? too.
As I mentioned back in November, Narc Magazine are letting me write a very occasional column about Hickeysonic-style releases for their website. There’s been four more since then, some of which were accompanied with a mix that covered the releases included.
December 2014 – including Evil Blizzard, Kemper Norton, Nazoranai, Hey Colossus and Richard Dawson and this mix.
It also had my top 25 Hickey-friendly releases of 2014, which were
1 The Bug – Angels & Devils
2 Richard Dawson – Nothing Important
3 King Champion Sounds – Songs From The Golden Hour
4 Swans – To Be Kind
5 Mogwai – Rave Tapes
6 Sleaford Mods – Divide And Exit
7 Kogumaza – Kолокол
8 Shellac – Dude Incredible
9 IX Tab – R.O.C.
10 Aphex Twin – Syro
11 Carla Bozulich – Boy
12 Grouper – Ruins
13 Resource Centre – Low Fantasy EP
14 Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Soused
15 Grumbling Fur – Preternaturals
16 Kemper Norton – Loor
17 OOIOO – Gamel
18 Ambarchi/O’Malley/Dunn – Shade Themes From Kairos
19 Earthling Society – England Have My Bones
20 Soft Pink Truth – Why Do The Heathen Rage
21 Year Of Birds – Slack Handfuls Of Nothing
22 Ben Frost – A U R O R A
23 Sly & The Family Drone – Uneccesary Woe
24 Blown Out – Drifting Way Out Between Suns
25 Earth – Primitive & Deadly