Wednesday, 9 December 2009

James' end of year lists.

(meal of the year at Le Authentique, Paris)

In no particular order.


NoBunny/Rock & Roll Adventure Kids / Okmoniks / Hygiene @ Stags Head.

Weirdapalooza - Lovvers / Male Bonding / Strange Boys / Hipshakes / Dissolutes / T'Sheikhs @ The Bodega.

Sex Is Disgusting All-dayer (Dudefest) - Finally Punk / La La Vasquez / Human Hair / Cold Pumas / The Sticks / T'Sheikhs @ The Hobgoblin.

Divorce / Golden Grrrls / Ultimate Thrush / T'Sheikhs @ somewhere in Glasgow.

Kid Congo / The Sticks @ Engine Rooms.


Pissed Jeans - King Of Jeans - Sub Pop

Ty Segall - Lemons - Goner

The Yolks - s/t - Randy/Bachelor

Cococoma - Things Are Not Alright - Goner

Gun Outfit - Dim Light - PPM


Mean Jeans - License 2 Chill - Dirtnap

Hunx - Good Kisser - Bachelor

Personal & The Pizzas - Brass Knuckles - Bubble Dumb

Thee Oh Sees - Tidal Wave - Woodsist

Graffiti Island / Male Bonding / Rapid Youth / Old Blood - split 7" - Paradise Vendors

Track of the year:

Pissed Jeans - False Jesii Part 2

Band of the year:

Male Bonding

Faves from the vaults:



The Time Flys

Shop Assistants

Exploding Hearts

Best lp art: Thee Oh Sees - Help - In The Red

Worst lp art: Pissed Jeans - King Of Jeans - Sub Pop

Best 7" art :
Graffiti Island / Male Bonding / Rapid Youth / Old Blood - split 7" - Paradise Vendors

Worst 7" art:
Wavves - To The Dregs - PPM

Label of the year:
In The Red

Top tips for 2010:

Male Bonding go global.

I will finally see Rent Boys live.

Pheromoans tour the US.

Garage-Punk goes mainstream, In The Red become "the new Domino".

SID to release more than a record every six months.

Bummed out in '09:

People who think moshing means you and your mate pushing each other as hard as you can into the rest of the audience.

Shipping costs from the US.

Static gig goers at the front of shows with full pints.

My living room.

Having no money for buying records or putting them out.

1 comment:

Henry said...

good list

no bunny also in my fave shows of the year