July was a relatively quiet month compared to some of the stonkers that have gone before it, but there were still some delights to be had.
We had girl-punk from Negative Scanner, whose album Nose Picker wins my special award for most unpleasant cover of the month. A mention also has to be made of Ross From Friends. The artists house- flavoured album is almost as impressive and the band name
here was also some great indie-rock to be had from the likes of Talons, Asylums and Bodega. My pick of the guitar-based albums came from Breathe Panel. Their lighter, dreamier take on the genre suited the mood of a balmy summer down to a tee.
I’ll happily admit that Jamaican Dancehall had largely passed me by as a musical area of interest, but K.O. by Miss Red is an album of truly epic proportions and one to really break out of a pigeon hole.
Top 10 July 2018
1: Miss Red – K.O.
Standout track: Come Slay
2: Breathe Panel – Breathe Panel
Standout track: On My way
3: Bodega – Endless Scroll
Standout track: Jack in Titanic
4: Ross From Friends – FamilyPortrait
Standout track: Project Cybersyn
5: Asylums – Alien Human Emotions
Standout track: When We Wake Up
6: Talons – We All Know
Standout track: The Drowning
7: Negative Scanner – Nose Picker
Standout track: History Lesson
8: Tanukichan – Sundays
Standout track: Perfect
9: Ben Chatwin – Staccato Signals
Standout track: Silver Pit
10: Deaf Wish – Lithium Zion
Standout track: FFS