Getintothis guest list selections 2012 part three

By Peter Guy on Jan 5, 13 10:30 AM in End of Year Review

Liverpool musicians, photographers and record label dudes offer their final thoughts to Getintothis on the music that shaped their year and what their looking forward to in 2013.

Andrew AB: Photographer, Getintothis contributor

Top Albums of 2012:
1. King Porter Stomp: The Shuffle
2. Amanda Palmer: Theatre is Evil
3. The Ragamuffins: Irony Curtain
4. The Thespians: Haven't You Heard
5. The Apples: Fly On It

Top Tracks of 2012:
1. Death At Sea: Drag
2. Felix Hagan and Louis Barabbas: My Little Lustiania
3. Fonetiks: No
4. Science of the Lamps: Secret of Orion
5. Tankus The Henge: Life is a Grimm Tale

Top Gigs of 2012
1. Speakeasy (The Correspondents): at the Kazimier
2. Fiesta Bombada at the - The Kaz Garden
3. Skatalites and We, The Undersigned at the O2 Academy

Event of 2012

Andrew said: 'My event of the year was Threshold Festival. So many awesome bands and artists given great exposure. A really strong community that lasts throughout the year.'

Tip for 2013

Andrew said: 'My tip for 2013 is Felix Hagan and the Family, Highfields, The Thespians, Ragamuffins - and of course all on Stankh Records!'

Paul Baker: Early Music

Top Tracks of 2012
1. Grimes: Oblivion
2. Soccer96: Superwarrior
3. Lana Del Rey: Video Games

Leah Ellis: Rough Trade

Top Albums of 2012:
1. Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
2. Squarepusher: Ufabulum
3. Brian Eno: Lux

Top Tracks of 2012:
1. Kwes: Bashful
2. TNGHT: Higher Ground
3. Harmonic 313: Lion

Tip for 2013

Leah said: 'My tip for 2013 is KWES - check him out!'

Forest Swords

Albums Of The Year
1. Chromatics: Kill For Love
2. Dawn Richard: Armor On
3. Ruff Sqwad: White Label Classics
4. Richard Dawson: The Magic Bridge
5. Ital: Hive Mind

Top Tracks of 2012:
1. Andy Stott: Numb
2. Devlin & Wretch 32: Off With Their Heads
3. Chief Keef: Love Sosa

Top Gigs of 2012
Swans: OFF Festival
Ital: The Shipping Forecast (Getintothis review)
Robin Fox Laser Show: Bozar Festival

Event of 2012
Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail for 108 Guitars (Getintothis review)

Tip for 2013
'Anneka and Lil Durk.'

Marie Hazelwood: Photographer, Getintothis contributor

Album Of The Year
Eugene McGuinness: Invitation to the Voyage

Top Tracks of 2012:
1. Catfish and The Bottlemen: ASA
2. Purity Ring: Fineshrine
3. Eugene McGuinness: Sugarplum

Top Gigs of 2012
1. Spector: The Kazimier (Getintothis review)
2. Purity Ring: The Kazimier (Getintothis review)
3. Miles Kane: Warrington

Event of 2012
Marie said: 'FestEVOL for great not clashing line up, top bands and decent running order. Big thanks for that, I wish more festivals will be organised as well as FestEVOL.'

Getintothis on the things we learnt from FestEVOL.

Tip for 2013
Marie said: 'Catfish and The Bottlemen, defo.'

Nita Keeler: Gold Star PR
Albums Of The Year
1. Shirley Ann Lee: Songs of Light
2. Bad Weather California: Sunkissed
3. Rebekka Karijord: We Become Ourselves
4. Swans: The Seer
5. Sharon Van Etten: Tramp

Honourable mention: Howlin Rain: The Russian Wilds.

Top Tracks of 2012:
1. Bad Weather California: Stand In My Sunshine
2. Shirley Ann Lee : There's a Light
3. Swans: Warrior

Conor McDonnell: Photographer, Getintothis contributor

Top Albums of 2012
1. Frank Ocean: Channel Orange
2. The Weeknd: Trilogy
3. Kanye West Presents G.O.O.D Music: Cruel Summer
4. Rita Ora: ORA
5. Justin Bieber: Believe

Top Tracks of 2012:
1. Foals: Inhaler
2. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean: Clique
3. A$AP Rocky, 2Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Drake: F**kin' Problems

Top Gigs of 2012
1. Jay-Z & Kanye West: BBC Hackney Weekend
2. Willis Earl Beal: Zanzibar (Getintothis review)
3. Rita Ora: V Festival Stafford

Event of 2012

Conor said: 'I've hardly been in Liverpool this year, but my music event of the year for me was definitely Sound City. The new venues this year made it even better!'

Tip for 2013

Conor said: 'My tip is Dirty Dishes - a US band and they are so awesome. And obviously Esco Williams, the main man.'

Getintothis talks to Conor McDonnell: From The Subways to Rita Ora and Jay-Z

Ninetails' Ed Black

Albums Of The Year
1. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, m.A.A.d city
2. Frank Ocean: Channel Orange
3. Michael Kiwanuka: Home Again
4 Tame Impala: Lonerism
5. Tall Ships: Everything Touching

Top Tracks of 2012
1. Frank Ocean: Pink Matter
2. Toe: The Future Is Now
3. Disclosure: What's In Your Head

Top Gigs of 2012
1. Active Child: Soup Kitchen, Manchester
2. Koreless: Beacons Festival
3. Michael Kiwanuka: Epstein Theatre, Sound City (Getintothis review)

Event of 2012
'The GIT Award - there was a real sense of community and a feeling of being part of something within the Liverpool music scene.'

Tip for 2013
Liam Bailey

Kate Price: Stereo Sanctity
1. Top Albums of 2012:
Metz: Metz
2. Tu Fawning: A Monument
3. Scott Walker: Bish Bosch

Top Tracks of 2012:
1. Heroin in Tahiti: Death Surf
2. Purity Ring: Fineshrine
3. Wye Oak: Spiral

Tip for 2013


Stealing Sheep's Rebecca Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer

Albums Of The Year
1. Alt-J: An Awesome Wave (Getintothis on Mercury winners Alt-J)
2. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Mature Themes
3. Race Horses: Furniture
4. Grimes: Visions
5. Moon Rise Kingdom Sound Track
As chosen by the band.

Top Tracks of 2012
Temples: Shelter Song
Alt-J: Taro
Chosen by Lucy Mercer.

Top Gigs of 2012
Emily Lansley, said: 'Our electric ballroom gig where we supported Alt-J, was completely packed - the crowd reacted really positively to our set and Alt-J were brilliant!
'Another highlight was the Munich ON3 Festival where we had our first German TV interview and played to a huge crowd.
'Finally, our first sold out show in London at Bush Hall, was a totally full house with people dancing and singing our songs.

Tip for 2013
Lucy said: 'Temples are gonna be hot next year.' (Getintothis on Temples)

Matt Thomas: Photographer, Getintothis contributor

Albums Of The Year
1. Mark Lanegan Band: Blues Funeral
Matt says: 'Overlooked and understated, a true follow up to Bubblegum in my ears. Frankly, I love this guy and his voice so much that he could of sang Slade's Merry Christmas Everybody over and over and I'd still vote it at number 1. Can't wait to hear him on the new Queens of the Stone Age record.'

2. Conan: Monnos
Matt says: 'They're getting bigger and bigger - massive Euro tour planned next year, new record - I can't wait. This album is just impossibly heavy. See them lay waste to something soon.'

3. Neurosis: Honor Found in Decay
4. Black Moth: The Killing Jar
5. Baroness: Yellow and Green

Matt added: 'Special mention for Ministry's Relapse - the perfect record for when you've got to enter the darkness and get a Christmas onesie from Primark - a gift y'know. Obviously...'

Top Tracks of 2012
1. Ministry: United Forces
2. Orange Goblin: Red Tide Rising ('What an absolute thumper from the riff kings')
3. Ice Age: How To Destroy Angels

Event of 2012
Matt said: 'Screenadelica at Sound City - the best bands, the best music, the best art. The best bit of Sound City.' (Getintothis on Screenadelica highlights).

Tip for 2013
Matt said: 'I would love to see Stereo Virgins release a fast riffy debut album, I caught them live and they're well worth checking out.'


curt mcardle said:

Big word to stealing sheep, virtually echoing my sentiments. Coupled with their support choices at the kazimier, i think it's safe to say these girls have an incredible taste in music . In a year that all girl bands are primed to take off, hopefully we will hear alot morefrom these girls, provided they don't get intimidated by the bore-rockers of Haim

Julian Jones said:

Hillsborough Justice Campaign - London Rocks
September 2012
The Verdict - The New Caldera - The Torubies

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