Here’s Part 2 of our tracks of 2012. It’s a mixcast this time, so you have 36 minutes of marvellous music without us talking nonsense. Like Part 1, it’s another selection of 10 songs that we’ve loved this year and played relentlessly on the podcast and our ipods. No punches were thrown in the compiling of this list. Just a few mild swear words. Enjoy.
Something that wasn’t intentional with our 20 tracks of 2012 is that all the artists on our list are Scottish. A testimony of sorts to the strength of Scotland’s music scene in 2012 and it can only be encouraging for 2013. Makes you proud to be Scottish.
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – Netsounds Unsigned’s favourite albums of 2012!
The list has been compiled following an extensive poll of Jamie and Murray’s record collection from the past year. No-one else has been consulted, so there!
Every year we publish a list of emerging acts that have won us over, and fear not that list is still to come before the year is over. In addition, this year we have also decided to share our list of best albums from 2012. As fans of Sonic Death Monkey and Kathleen Turner Overdrive will appreciate, we love a good list.
For our list of albums of 2012 we are going to be a bit controversial. This is a list that includes acts who are signed and dare we say it have already emerged! “Netsounds Sell Out” read the headlines. Truth is, as much as we love hearing or seeing a new band live we do do listen to acts that are more established. There you go, we’ve said it. Gone are your images of us relentlessly absorbing music from bands that don’t even exist yet. We’ve sold our soul. Well, not really. These are our own personal choices, the albums that we have listened to and enjoyed the most in 2012. Maybe you have to.
An Awesome Wave by - Alt-J
Bloom by Beach House
Cokefloat by Paws
Dream Of The Inbetween by French Wives
Ghosts We Must Carry by State Broadcasters
In A Moment, Emotion, Sentiment by Esperi
Port Of Morrow by The Shins
The Lion’s Roar by First Aid Kit
Tramp by Sharon Van Etten
Valtari by Sigur Ros
Purists will be delighted to learn that our favourite tracks of the year, all from emerging acts from 2012, will be published here soon! Follow us on Twitter #TWENTY12
With a running time of 70 minutes our 6th full podcast of the year could almost be classed as an album worth of new music!
No point in telling you all about it here other than to say it features some of the acts playing our Sunday Showcase at Hootananny in Inverness on Sunday 1st April and also includes an interview with Hip Hop act Kobi Onyame who returns to Mad Hatters in Inverness for the Church Street Hip Hop Night on Friday 30th March.
If you love discovering new music, plug into the podcast and listen. If you like what you hear then click on the links below and show some love to the acts.