Staff Albums Of The Year
Al (Rough Trade West)
1. Phantastic Ferniture - Phantastic Ferniture
Aussie grown garage pop to make you feel good. Perfect for when you want to sit on a bus, look out the window and feel teenage rebellion and summer nostalgia at the same time.
2. Aurora - Infections of a Different Kind
Aurora is a fairy sent from another planet and we must protect her at all costs.
3. The Babe Rainbow (Aus) - Double Rainbow
Second album from the Byron psychedelic babes that we all want to be friends with. It's beachy funk with '60s homage and an album sleeve that would look great on a t-shirt. Eureka is the standout track.
4. Charles Watson - Now That I'm a River
Watson's solo debut made him a highlight at 2018's Green Man Festival. Its subtly textured vocals and lingering riffs- ideal dressing gown music.
5. The Nude Party - The Nude Party
Recorded at Woodstock (yes...) the Nude Party's debut is a cosmic surf ride into an electric dreamland.
6. Shannon and The Clams - Onion
You can't really go wrong with a record titled Onion. 2018 was the year for beach vibes all round making this another great summer trip. However if you listen closely to the lyrics there's an honest undertone thats unexpected and all too true to life.