There’s been so many sublime albums, tracks and EPs which have made themselves known to Live4ever’s radar screen during the past twelve months that it would be impossible to give them all a mention. But we’re going to have a damn good go. Here, we’ve picked out ten of our essential releases which made their way into our Radar section this year; with debut albums, EPs and interviews all featured within.
Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2012 series will continue tomorrow with some of our favourite and most popular videos of the year, and stay tuned for plenty more Radar bands when we look back on our Essential Tracks, Gigs and Albums during the next few weeks.
While some astute members of the music press picked up on it (the album was nominated for Rock Record of the Year by the Scottish New Music Awards, as well as being praised in The Sun by veteran music man Jim Gellatly), the four-piece have yet to join 1990s, Twilight Sad, Biffy or Twin Atlantic at the top table reserved for the Scotland’s rock royalty.
Well, they’re only young. And while ‘Indecency of the Few’ showcased genuine promise and originality, their new EP, ‘Chances of Life‘, sees them widen their gaze, turn the Marshall stacks down a little and craft some truly memorable melodies. In fact, from the offing, ‘Chances of Life’ resembles a studied sophomore album, a band full of beans but wanting more than to just bludgeon the listener with fat riffs and eager electronica.
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