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Year End: The 10 Best Albums of 2013 Part 1

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Before we start our list of the 10 best albums of 2013, please remember that this list was decided by one person and therefore represents the opinions of one person. This will likely not reflect your own opinion but that’s okay; there’s room for more than one opinion in this crazy world of ours and your’s is just as valid. As per the theme of UK Scumscene, this list also contains releases by UK bands ONLY. Okay then, let’s get this show on the road:

10) Dinosaur Pile-Up – Nature Nurture

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Dinosaur Pile-Up proved they were much more than the British equivalent to Weezer with their second album ‘Nature Nurture’. This is an astounding tribute to the days when pop-rock was made with riffs and overdrive pedals. You can hear a much larger cross-section of bands penetrating Dinosaur Pile-Up’s sound with ‘Arizona Waiting’ sounding like Foo Fighters, ‘Peninsula’ sounding like Ash and ‘Start Again’ sounding like the best Feeder song Feeder never wrote.

9) Subset – Loverdose

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What we said:

“Ignore the issue of flow and you have one of the most exciting and down-right inventive rock albums of the year. Subset are one of the most enjoyable and bizarre rock bands doing the rounds and missing this album would deprive you of one of the most creative rock albums in existence.”

Read the full review by clicking here.

8) Funeral for a Friend – Conduit

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‘Conduit’ has been a strange record for me in that it didn’t instantly click as the Funeral for a Friend I know and love. This is an immediate, hardcore-influenced FFAF that aren’t bothered about taking longer than 3 minutes to get their ideas across. ‘Conduit’ clocks in at just under 30 minutes and it’s absolutely thrilling to hear the band back with a reinvigorated energy that makes the whole record spark and fizz. Many have commented that FFAF sound like a much younger band on ‘Conduit’ and they’ve even managed to prove this on the big stage. ‘Conduit’ is a welcome return to the no-nonsense thrills of the band’s ‘Between Order and Model’ days.

7) Jamie Lenman – Muscle Memory

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What we said:

“So how the hell do we sum up such a bizarre and challenging record? ‘Muscle Memory’ is very literally an album of two sides and while the heavy side of Jamie Lenman’s music can sometimes fall flat without his trademark melody, the side of the record which focuses solely on his beautiful song-writing succeeds on many, many levels. There’s an awful lot to love about Jamie Lenman’s ‘Muscle Memory’ and while not all of it works, a far higher margin of songs do and it reminds you exactly why this man’s music is so special to so many people. Welcome back Jamie you crazy bastard.”

Click here to read the full review.

6) Bovine – The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire

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What we said:

“Bovine’s The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire is an exciting, brash and surprisingly interesting record that manages to balance its’ visceral elements with excellent melodies. The whole record flows naturally from one song to the next and offers one of the most solid listening experiences a rock fan could ask for. Bovine have put together a stunning debut which sets the bar for the rest of their career extremely high. No pressure or anything lads.”

Click here to read the full review.

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Our Picks for Catbird’s Sunday Roasting on Bloodstock Radio (08/12/2013)

We returned to actually host Catbird’s Sunday Roasting alongside James Begley of Hybris on the 8th of December 2013 while Catbird is away for a few weeks. Below is a list of our picks for the show and links to online stores that allow you to purchase the releases they are featured on. We thoroughly recommend you scope out the bands we featured as we truly believe they are some of the best UK rock and metal artists doing the rounds:

Hold Your Horse Is – The Exit (buy here)
Dinosaur Pile-Up – Start Again (buy here)
Rolo Tomassi – Old Mystics (buy here)
Malefice – V (buy here)
Carcass – No Love Lost (buy here)
Gallows – Last June (buy here)
Iron Monkey – House Anxiety (buy here)
Bovine – Thank Fuck I Ain’t You (buy here)

If you missed the show then don’t forget to catch the repeat of Catbird’s Sunday Roasting on Bloodstock Radio at 12pm on Wednesdays.

Don’t forget that on the 22nd of December, Jamie Lenman will be in the studio for an interview and a live acoustic session.


Our Picks for Catbird’s Sunday Roasting on Bloodstock Radio (01/12/2013)

We returned to co-host Catbird’s Sunday Roasting beside James Begley of Hybris on the 1st of December 2013. Below is a list of our picks for the show and links to online stores that allow you to purchase the releases they are featured on. We thoroughly recommend you scope out the bands we featured as we truly believe they are some of the best UK rock and metal artists doing the rounds:

Monolithian – Yog Sothoth (buy here and here)
Limb – Plague Doctor (buy here)
Monolithian – The Dry (see links above)
Dinosaur Pile-Up – Peninsula (buy here)
Cleavers – I Can’t Wait Around For You (buy here)
Hang the Bastard – Sweet Mother (buy here)

You can now listen to a repeat of Catbird’s Sunday Roasting on Bloodstock Radio at 12pm on Wednesdays so don’t miss out!

For the next two weeks myself and James will be hosting the show as Catbird is away. Next week I will be interviewing Hybris live in the studio and on the 22nd of December Jamie Lenman will be in the studio for an interview and a live acoustic session.


News: Dinosaur Pile-Up Complete New Album, Release Track for Free Download UPDATE

UPDATE
Nature Nurture will be released May 13th and we now have the complete tracklisting to show you:

1. Arizona Waiting
2. Derail
3. Peninsula
4. Heather
5. Summer Gurl
6. White T-Shirt
7. The Way We Came
8. Draw A Line
9. Start Again
10. Lip Hook Kiss
11. Nature Nurture

[Source: contactmusic.com]

ORIGINAL STORY

Riff rockers Dinosaur Pile-Up have announced the completion of their 2nd album. The album will be called ‘Nature Nurture’ and is expected to release sometime this year.

You can visit the band’s offical website now to get a free download of new track ‘Lip Hook Kiss’. Click here to be taken straight there.

Dinosaur Pile-Up released their first album ‘Growing Pains’ in 2010. Here’s a reason why you should own it: