Well, with another monumental year over in which we saw the rise of the greatest radio show on earth and subsequently the best blog in town we thought it only proper to give a little wrap up of our best bits and our favourite musical nuggets from 2010.
This year we have had the privilege to show case some of the best new music on the Australian and World stages and we even got to meet a few big hitters and future super stars along the way. So first off that me say a big thank you to all the people who contributed to the show this year; Charlie Mayfair, John Vella and Sound School who helped us discover some musical nuggets that still have us tapping our toes and drumming our desks all the way into 2011.
For my personal top 3 this year, Ben and I have somewhat different tastes in music as any of you who have tuned in over the past year will know, I can’t speak for him; Mainly because my voice won’t go that high… I digress. First up:
Pearl and the Puppets – This band hails from Scotland and has only recently started to make waves in industry circles. I loved these guys form the first note I heard and can’t wait for their full album to hit the shops but for now you can download there EP from iTunes and get your toes tapping, for more information on then check out the Polyphonic 3 Post from 28-08-10
Next up, Teenagers in Tokyo. Everyone knows I love a bit of electro, and if that’s your bag too then check these pups out! The Teenagers in Tokyo’s track peter pan got me up on my stool and dancing in the studio and is still one of my top tracks to listen. Their debut album sacrifice was released back in august and it is still spinning in my most played list.
Having now noticed that two of my top picks fell in august this year I figure it must of been a blistering month for new music and October was just the same.
Ou est le Swimming Pool – This is another one of my electro pop choices and I personally love it! Bursting out of Camden Town Ou Est le Swimming Pool have been making big waves since October and are set for much bigger splashes in the industry plunge pool. Their pant swingingly infectious beats get even the most hardcore electro hater moving. Check out the original Polyphonic three post here for more.
And so that wraps up my top choices from 2010 and I am literally sitting on the edge of my pants in anticipation of the musical gems we will be digging up in 2011 and hope you are too! Don’t forget to stay tuned to the blog for all the latest and greatest music news and tune in on 88fm in Bondi or online elsewhere every Saturday morning 9 till 11am AEST.