Posted on Thursday 22nd December 2022 at 11:32
As we wave goodbye to 2022 and look forward to 2023 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 thrid set of five!
For fans of: Warmduscher, Do Nothing, Sports Team
Released: 21st January
What the critics say: "‘The Overload’ lives up to its hype with flying colours. Brilliantly constructed to unfurl like some sordid soap opera of Brexit Britain, it brims with vignettes populated by instantly-recognisable caricatures of the now." - DIY
Stand out track: 100% Endurance
See Yard Act live in Bristol and Nottingham next year as they headline Dot To Dot Festival. TICKETS HERE.
Nova Twins - Supernova
For fans of: Wargasm, Bob Vylan, Cassyette
Released: 17th June
What the critics say: "Never has an album title been better chosen - the duo are at the centre of a brightly burning, ever-expanding sonic explosion, all of their own making, and just like a supernova, it is utterly stunning to witness. Bow down to the queens." - DIY
Stand out track: Antagonist
Join the waiting list for Nova Twins' sold out show in Bristol next year. TICKETS HERE.
Death Cab For Cutie - Asphalt Meadows
For fans of: The Shins, Modest Mouse, Bright Eyes
Released: 16th September
What the critics say: "10 albums and 25 years into their career, the Washington indie veterans come back mature and assured but loaded with that early melodic magic." - NME
Stand out track: Here to Forever
See Death Cab For Cutie live in Nottingham next year. TICKETS HERE.
Gently Tender - Take Hold Of Your Promise!
For fans of: The Big Moon, The Orielles, Katy J Pearson
Released: 26th August
What the critics say: “A subtly beautiful and deeply spiritual debut that embraces optimism and nihilism in equal measures." - DIY
Stand out track: True Colours (Sometime I'll Get Through)
See Gently Tender live in Nottingham and Brighton next year. TICKETS HERE.
Rolo Tomassi - Where Myth Becomes Memory
For fans of: Palm Reader, The Armed, Employed To Serve
Released: 4th February
What the critics say: "A stunning record that cements Rolo Tomassi as one of the best British bands around." - UPSET
Stand out track: Drip
See Rolo Tomassi live in London next year. TICKETS HERE.