A couple of my old favourites made an appearance in September. Firstly rave veterans Orbital produced another solid piece after reforming for the second time. Still not close to the absolute genius that is the Brown Album, but then again what is?
The kind of loops The Field also returned for a fifth slice of perfectly pitched, slow building ambient dance tracks that lull you into a trace-like state without you even realising it.
Other notable releases include Low, with their 18th album taking them in a new direction while simultaneously turning out to be one of their best. Leeds-based Menace Beach combination of indie and 60’s beach rock also impressed.
However it was Canadian alt-rock group Dilly Dally who tickled my fancy the most in September, with a strong slab of indie-pop and grunge coupled with the gravelly vocals of Katie Monk. Very nice indeed.
Top 10 September 2018
1: Dilly Dally – Heaven
Standout track: I Feel Free
2: Low – Double Negative
Standout track: Disarray
3: Menace Beach – Black Rainbow Sounds
Standout track: Hypnotiser Keeps the Ball Rolling
4: The Field – Infinite Moment
Standout track: Divide Now
5: Gazelle Twin – Pastoral
Standout track: Better in My Day
6: Orbital – Monsters Exist
Standout track: There Will Come a Time (feat. Prof. Brian Cox)
7: Black Honey – Black Honey
Standout track: I Only Hurt the Ones I Love
8: Beak> – >>>
Standout track: Allé Sauvage
9: Chris Liebing – Burn Slow
Standout track: And All Went Dark (feat. Polly Scattergood)
10: Bob Moses – Battle Lines
Standout track: Battle Lines