Stoic – Have/Hold

It’s been quiet on the Have/Hold front over the past 12 months but it’s because they’ve been writing heaps and playing shows. I delayed my morning shower just to listen to this and I’m glad I did. 

This is the first track from Have/Hold as a four piece and it is clear that something beautiful is brewing for their sophomore album. Stoic is gentle, rough and addictive and allows vocalist Luke Shields to play around with his delightful falsetto in a way that again solidifies why I love this band so much. Watch the amazing accompanying video, buy the track and come to their shows. See you at the water jug 💖

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All This Love – Tim Smyth & HolyTrash

Last night one of my good friends and I had a lengthy conversation about how underrated this band is and how much we already love them. I haven’t been able to get to as many of their shows this year but the times I’ve seen them they always blow me away and make me so damn giddy and happy. Today they dropped this single and it’s just made me so much more excited for their EP release. 

Get around these amazing legends, they’re honestly some of the best humans going around 🤗

Ps. Please drop it early next year so I can add it to my 2017 list since I’ve already done my 2016 one 😂

A Year in Review

Is it too early for end of the year lists? Ah well I’m doing it anyway haha

I listen to albums on repeat a lot, so that’s why my lists aren’t that extensive. I’ve also gotten really into City and Colour and Alexisonfire this year so they’ve just been on high rotation for a really long time. If nerdy stats are your thing though, I log most of my listening habits here.

Thanks 2016, you’ve been great. I can’t wait for next years offerings x

Top 9 Releases


  1. Slowly Slowly – Chamomile
  2. Ceres – Drag it Down on You
  3. Panic! at the Disco – Death of a Bachelor
  4. Camp Cope – Camp Cope
  5. Alex Lahey – B Grade University
  6. Anthony Young and the Next Man Dead – Tahi
  7. The Sugarcanes – The Sugarcanes
  8. Ecca Vandal – End of Time
  9. Regina Spektor – Remember us to Life

Honourable Mentions

 


Top 10 Singles

  1. Deathproof – Slowly Slowly
  2. PMTWGR – Slowly Slowly
  3. Choke – Ceres
  4. Happy in your Head – Ceres
  5. You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me – Alex Lahey
  6. Vines – Captives
  7. Done – Camp Cope
  8. Old and Grey – My Echo
  9. LA Devotee – Panic! at the Disco
  10. Ivy League – Alex Lahey

Honourable Mentions

PS. Yes I only chose 9 albums so I could have an even photo collage 😂

 

Deathproof (Live) – Slowly Slowly

That heartwarming feeling one gets when you’re a tiny part of something huge is repeatedly felt when I get to watch this over and over again 💖

This night was filled with that sweet and infectious sense of community that bands like Slowly Slowly have created with the biggest bunch of legends consistently coming together to support something very very important to all of us. I love you SS family, you are such a joy to be around 😘😘