Top 10 Nottingham Songs of 2012

2012 has been a great year for the Notts music scene – here’s my favourite tracks

1) Fruit Salad (Live) – Jake Buckley
2) Unnatural Stances – Mountain Schmountain
3) Skydivin’ – Tazer
4) Why You Running Away? – Ady Suleiman
5) Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
6) Lonely Child (Live) – Natalie Duncan
7) Words Of A Coward – Frazer Lowrie
8) Eyes Of Green – Tastebuds
9) Neutron Wireless Crystal – Swimming
10) Kypes – Some Skeletons

1) Fruit Salad (Live) – Jake Buckley (NSFW)

Guitarist with The Money, The Middle Kid and er.. Jake Buckley, former pupil Jake tore up a set at the Rescue Rooms and was caught in the act. (PARENTAL WARNING – this track is VERY sweary).

Get this – by bugging Jake
Then check out – Half’s Too Much To Lose

2) Unnatural Stances – Mountain Schmountain

Some Skeletons bassist Simon J.Curd‘s solo project consists of writing small but perfectly formed odd songs often featuring animals.

Get this – by asking Simon nicely
Then check out – Halloween or anything off the Perfect Wreck EP

3) Skydivin’ – Tazer

New band Tazer hit the ground running with a classic slice of adrenalised rock

Get this – Free download from TazerOnline

4) Why You Running Away? – Ady Suleiman (NSFW)

Ady stands astride Liverpool and Nottingham like a soulful Godzilla. (PARENTAL WARNING – sweariness occurs).

Get this – streaming on Soundcloud

5) Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg

From the Olympics to The John Peel Lecture the little Bugg is everywhere

Get this – iTunes, Amazon and all good record shops
Then check out – Trouble Town

6) Lonely Child (Live) – Natalie Duncan

A soulful voice and serious piano chops way beyond her youth

Get this – download Poddingham Presents Natalie Duncan
Then check out – Devil In Me, Sky Is Falling

7) Words Of A Coward – Frazer Lowrie

Nottingham transplant Frazer paints with Mumford and Son colours on a Springsteen sized canvas. Would also make an excellent theme song to a buddy cop series called ‘Deadwood and Doyle’.

Get this – on Bandcamp

8) Eyes Of Green – Tastebuds

Tastebuds bring the noise with a dash of psychedelic colour

Get this – iTunes
Then check out – Gloria (Romance Is Dead)

9) Neutron Wireless Crystal – Swimming

Dream pop gurus Swimming made waves with their second album Ecstatics International

Get this – on Amazon

10) Kypes – Some Skeletons

The best song you will ever hear about the hook on the lower jaw of a mature male salmon – this, or any other, year.

Get this – on Bandcamp

Honourable mentions

Bear Makes Ninja – Only one third Nottingham, but a blinding Math rock band to watch out for
Everybody Knows Dave – The Austin Francis Connection – last year’s favourite notts sound still makes me smile
Nusic Podcast – “where do you find such great music?” you ask! “Click the link!”, I say.

Tomorrow: My top 10 music releases of 2012

About mattblick

Songwriter/Singer from Nottingham, UK. My 2nd EP, Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky, is out now. I'm blogging (& podcasting) through the entire Beatles catalogue at Beatles Songwriting Academy. In my spare time I wish I had some spare time.
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