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10 Ones to Watch in 2018

I'm going to do a couple of these posts, because there's just too many bands/artists that are on the tip of stardom, and I can't help but feel they're going to smash 2018! In this list are some bands who are really establishing themselves and some who are just starting out, at the end of the day it's about perspective to how successful a year is.
No Hot Ashes
The first time I heard No Hot Ashes was their astronomically catchy single 'Goose' and I was hooked. And judging various social medias, as is the nation becoming. What astounds me is that these guys are yet to release a complete project and they have fans coming out their ears. Catchy their funky grooves in 2018.
Riscas are a band that I've recently discovered, their mixture of indie pop and rock is infectious. 'Panic Like Tom' has been stuck in my head for weeks and I love it. I'm hoping to catch these guys in Birmingham in January, and I think you should too. And you might just…

My Top 10 Gigs of 2017

Over the course of 2017 I've been to 23 gigs, which is a hell of a lot in one year. November was a pretty mad month in which I went to 6. But I've seen such a plethora of different people from Logic to Lorde to Bloody Knees. But overall I've enjoyed each and everyone of those 23 for their own reasons, but these have been my top 10!
10. Logic Everybody Tour, O2 Academy Birmingham
I actually got the VIP package for this gig, which was fun and although I wasn't allowed to take pictures, Logic is one of the most influential and positive people I've had the pleasure of being in company with. His music is something that means a lot to me and The Incredible True Story is one of my favourite albums of all time. Not to mention the gig was incredibly lively with Logic being very funny on stage.
9. Francobollo Long Live Life Tour, The Cookie Leicester
Francobollo made my top 10 albums of the year list and this gig was in part the cause of that. It was so much fun to watch a band…

Top 50 Albums of The Year 2017 (10-1)

Top 50 Albums of The Year (50-41) (40-31) (30-21) (20-11)
First and foremost, thank you to everyone who has read my blog this year, KMMR has grown phenomenally. And a special thank you to every band who I've had the pleasure of interviewing, it really has been a magical and interesting experience. This is just the beginning but the end of my top 50. And here it is. My top 10 albums of the year. This is a pretty phenomenal list of albums if I do say so myself. Including some legends, some debut albums and only one rap album. (It's been a terrible year for rap). Throughout this list it's been a wild ride of genres and this top ten is no different. At number 10...
10.Francobollo - Long Live Life
I saw these guys live a few months back. They were truly special, one of the most energetic and pitch perfect live bands I've ever seen. Within this album the group of Swedes have produced such a unique and fulfilling sound. In my interview with them they discussed the amount of time …

Top 50 Albums of The Year 2017 (20-11)

Top 50 Albums of The Year (50-41) (40-31) (30-21)
Starting to venture into my top 20 albums of the year now. It's at this point you realise what a phenomenal year it's been for music and it truly makes me happy to compile this list of albums that I've loved throughout the year. And if I could make you listen to every single one then I would, but I can only endeavour to make you do so. But without further ado, at numberrrrrr 20...

20. The Big Moon - Love In The 4th Dimension
A Mercury Prize nominated debut album, thats something to stand out on your CV. The Big Moon have grabbed their edgy girl group niche with both hands and have the tunes to match. They've produced banger after banger with tracks like 'Cupid' which they performed at the Mercury awards. However, it's the blistering 'Formidable' that sets my ears alight, with it's fantastic guitar work, slow start and fast build up. Lovely.
19. Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud
I saw Kasabian live a few…

Artists of Tomorrow (Part 3)

As we move into 2018, I thought it would be fun to add to my list of artists of tomorrow. If you haven't checked out Part 1 and Part 2 then please do so by following the links. And I hope you find your new favourite band/singer through these lists. And if you enjoy an artist, then don't forget to let them know on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media.

I'm still annoyed I missed seeing these lads at The Cookie, Leicester last month. They have carved such a unique and complete sound. They sit somewhere between Pop and Indie and yet they do it so well, I don't think I've ever enjoyed this sort of sound so much before. It's harmonious and it's subtle at the same time. I can't wait for their album to drop next year, I have extremely high expectations for it and I hope it continues their current sound.

I first saw Trampolene when they supported Liam Gallagher earlier this month and I was quite surprised how good they were for a first su…

Top 50 Albums of The Year 2017 (30-21)

Top 50 Albums of The Year (50-41) (40-31)
Part 3! WOO! It's time to see what has made it into the 20's and I don't think there's many shocks here, but why would I because I wrote it. Also, shout out to the 2 Flying Vinyl alumni in this list, just proves how important it is to harness that opportunity, can only imagine that helped them. So without further ado, at numero 30....
I first discovered INHEAVEN on Twitter earlier this year, I tried to get them on board for an interview but to no avail. But they proved that they didn't need my promo by smashing out my 30th best album of the year. The album is dark and really heavy, in some places it ventures into grunge and others it's quite poppy. But it mixes together well, and it's an enjoyable album.
29. Haim - Something To Tell You
I feel that this album is massively underrated, no one is really talking about this at the moment and it's unbelievable. Their first received so much praise …

Top 50 Albums of The Year 2017 (40-31)

Okay, okay, stop the cheering I know you have been waiting all week to read part 2 of my favourite albums of the year, right?... As I'm writing this I realise that it's been a phenomenally great year for music, a terrible year for everything else though. But without further ado let's see what has made 40-31 of the list!
In case you missed part 1: TOP 50 ALBUMS (50-41)
40. Jessie Ware - Glasshouse

Jessie Ware is an artist that I've never really bothered listening to before, but I heard 'Midnight' on the radio and loved it absolutely immediately. So when the album came out I was absolutely ecstatic to give it a listen and it did not disappoint, there's some really beautiful songs on this album and I reccomend giving it a listen. Unless you are in a really good mood then probably avoid it.
39. Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life

I've always been a fan of Lana Del Rey, she makes some absolutely majestic music. Her first album, Born To Die, is probably one of my favo…