Music Of The Year

Aside from writing some bios for a few choice favourite bands, 2020 has been the first year since 1996 that I’ve not written about music in what might be (very, very loosely) termed a professional capacity. Instead I’ve been hard at work working on several new fictions projects. New books shall be forthcoming in 2021, 2022 and 2023…watch this space.

But thanks to to the complete absence of live music I’ve found myself taking deep dives into so much new (to me) music, and falling in love with the experience of just listening all over again. Much of these explorations have, inevitably, been into music from the past, but there has still been plenty of time to enjoy a clutch of albums and singles released in the past twelve months or so.

Here are a few favourites….

Working Men’s ClubSelf-titled (Heavenly)

CornershopEngland Is A Garden

Bad Boy Chiller CrewFull Wack No Brakes

Nadine ShahKitchen Sink


Stick In The WheelHold Fast

King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardK.G.

LankumThe Livelong Day

Bulbils – 50 different albums (take your pick here)

The ChatsHigh Behaviour

Black Country, New RoadScience Fair

Craven FaultsErratics & Unconformities

Chubby & The Gang – Speed Kills

Jim GhedhiBeneath The Willow


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