Month In Review: July 2014

12:16:00 Wayne Flanagan 0 Comments

Summer has taken over and the pace has dropped, but the quality certainly hasn't.

So that calm we were talking about. Well, yep, pretty much. Festival season is here and bands are too hot to records any new material. Sigh. Still, there was enough to go around, as highlighted below in our new July playlist.

Track Of The Month

Featuring some nimble work from Owen Pallett, Foxes In Fiction's return with "Shadow's Song" is simply stunning. A song worthy of any month's best track.

Album Of The Month

Drama, drama, drama. Morrissey is still a fascinating character after all these years, and as well, he's made a record that stands up against the best he's done in the last 25 years.

Best Newcomer

A real toss up between Brighton trio Soph Nathan, Stevenage's Bad Breeding & London duo Honne. We'll go with the below, but don't forget about the other two any time soon.  

Other Notable Happenings

Jamie T returned (!!!), Childhood have almost released their debut LP, plus, there were strong returns for Wampire, Iceage, Christopher Owens, Street Gnar, Pale SeasMenace Beach and something stunning from Echo Lake. Elsewhere there were new videos from the likes of Woods, Alvvays & Leeds' Goodbye Channel.

Listen: July Playlist

Listen to the best of July below, with Merchandise's "The Enemy" underneath for good measure.