Posted on Friday 22nd December 2023 at 09:59
As we wave goodbye to 2023 and look forward to 2024 and all the great shows on offer, we thought it would be the perfect time to bring you our favourite albums of the year!
There were so many incredible releases this year, but we've chosen 20 of our favourites to let you know about across 4 parts, here are the third set of five!
Pierce The Veil - The Jaws of Life
For fans of: Of Mice & Men, Mayday Parade, Ice Nine Kills
Released: 10th February
What the critics say: "While it’s incredibly difficult to meet the high expectations they’ve set, The Jaws Of Life is an amazingly unique album that fans of the band are going to love." - Distorted Sound
Stand out track: Pass The Nirvana
Pierce The Veil are headlining Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena, alongside special guests Dayseeker, on 5th April! TICKETS HERE.
The Go! Team - Get Up Sequences Part Two
For fans of: The New Pornographers, Stereolab, The Beta Band
Released: 3rd February
What the critics say: "Get Up Sequences Part Two is the best album The Go! Team have released since their 2004 debut album ‘Thunder, Lighting, Strike’. It’s filled with the same chaotic energy, infectious melodies and a sheer love of music." - Clash
Stand out track: Beside You
The Go! Team play a special 'Thunder, Lightning, Strike' anniversary show at London's Roundhouse in February. JOIN THE WAITING LIST.
Dream Wife - Social Lubrication
For fans of: Goat Girl, Honeyblood, Dream Nails
Released: 9th June
What the critics say: "A record that’s both a progression, and that shows off wonderfully just what made them so exciting to begin with." - DIY
Stand out track: Who Do You Wanna Be?
Dream Wife are in Nottingham for a show at The Bodega on 14th February. JOIN THE WAITING LIST.
Helena Deland - Goodnight Summerland
For fans of: Jay Som, Tomberlin, Molly Burch
Released: 13th October
What the critics say: “The Montreal songwriter shifts toward a stripped-back, folksier sound, highlighting her gossamer voice as she reflects on the ache of grief and the passage of time." - Pitchfork
Stand out track: Spring Bug
Helena Deland plays a London show at live at Oslo Hackney on 21st February. TICKETS HERE.
Bombay Bicycle Club - My Big Day
For fans of: Mystery Jets, Everything Everything, The Vaccines
Released: 20th October
What the critics say: "The sixth album from the north London quartet is a hotbed of experimentation and guest features, as they expand into new territory." - NME
Stand out track: Turn The World On
See Bombay Bicycle Club live in Nottingham on 6th February. TICKETS HERE.