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Getintothis guestlist selections 2012 part one

By Peter Guy on Jan 4, 13 11:10 AM in End of Year Review

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Getintothis writers and contributors offer their thoughts on music in 2012 reflecting on the best sounds from Liverpool, their top albums and tips for 2013.

Sean Bradbury: Getintothis contributor

Albums Of The Year
1. The Invisible: Rispah
2. The Weeknd: Trilogy
3. Killer Mike: R.A.P. Music

Top Tracks of 2012
1. Outfit: Drakes
2. Tea Street Band: Fiesta
3. DIIV: How Long Have You Known?

Top Gigs of 2012
1. Chilly Gonzales at Capstone Theatre
2. The Invisible and Hejira at Parr Street (Getintothis review)
3. Esco Williams' Pledge Party at Parr Street

Event of 2012
Sean said: 'Liverpool Sound City. It was great to see Scouse bands steal the show.'

Tip for 2013

Sean said: 'Wye Oak's next album if the tracks they played at ATP are anything to go by'

Jon Davies: Deep Hedonia and Getintothis contributor

Albums Of The Year
1. Jam City: Classical Curves
2. Laurel Halo: Quarantine
3. Cooly G: Playin' Me
4. Dean Blunt + Inga Copeland: Black is Beautiful
5. Ital: Hive Mind

Top Tracks of 2012
1. Autre Ne Veut: Counting
2. Carly Rae Jepsen: Call Me Maybe
3. Usher: Climax

Top Gigs of 2012
1. Rhys Chatham: Liverpool Cathedral
2. Lucky Dragons: Wolstenholme Creative Space (Getintothis review)
3. Ital: Shipping Forecast

Event of 2012
Jon said: 'Opening of Drop the Dumbells, a big thing for DIY musicians in Liverpool, the former Don't Drop the Dumbells is my favourite ever venue, and it's just great to see Jake Stig giving creative minds a suitable platform.'

Tip for 2013
Jon said: 'US producer Holly Herndon to either turn into a mental composer or a great techno producer. The second wave of Burial-inspired musicians; experimentalism will be given a better chance in Liverpool than ever before. And a Liverpool act? Watch out for Lunar Modular.'

Jonny Davis: Mitternacht and Getintothis contributor

Albums Of The Year
1. Starving Weirdos: Land Lines
2. Twin Shadow: Confess
3. Cloud Nothings: Attack On Memory
4. Tame Impala: Lonerism
5. Burial: Kindred

Top Tracks of 2012:
1. Todd Terje: Inspector Norse
2. Dragon Inn 3: Up In The Business
3. Hot Chip: Motion Sickness

Top Gigs of 2012
Ariel Pink: the Kazimier (Getintothis review)
Cloud Nothings: Beacons Festival
Rhys Chatham: Anglican Cathedral

Event of 2012
Jonny said: 'Rhys Chatham - for obvious reasons.'

Liam Fay: Getintothis contributor

Albums Of The Year
1. Melody's Echo Chamber: Melody's Echo Chamber
2. Alt-J: An Awesome Wave
3. Django Django: Django Django
4. Ian Skelly: Cut From a Star
5. Two Door Cinema Club: Beacon

'My reissue of the year was My Bloody Valentine's Loveless'

Top Tracks of 2012:
1. Passion Pit: I'll Be Alright
2. Pond: Moth Wings

Top Gigs of 2012
1. Wild Beasts: O2 Academy, Liverpool (Getintothis review)
2. White Arrows: The Kazimier, Sound City (Getintothis review)
3. The Stone Roses: Heaton Park, Manchester

Event of 2012
Liam said: 'Liverpool Sound City - a shed load of music, from both this city and worldwide, crammed into a small section of the city centre over three days. Nothing much better than that.'

Tip for 2013
Palma Violets (Getintothis review with Savages)

Will Fitzpatrick: Getintothis contributor

Albums Of The Year
1. Sourpatch: Stagger And Fade
2. Deerhoof: Breakup Song
3. Laetitia Sadier: Silencio
4. Trouble Books: Concatenating Fields
5. Füxa: Electric Sound Of Summer

Top Tracks of 2012
1. Taylor Swift: We Are Never Getting Back Together
2. Mission Of Burma: Semi-Pseudo-Sort-Of-Plan
3. Orca Team: Night Moves

Top Gigs of 2012
Boredoms: ATP
NoMeansNo: Kazimier
Fucked Up: Deaf Institute, Manchester.

Event of 2012
Will said: 'Sound City was as brilliantly eclectic as ever, providing thrills for the pop kids and the DIY-heads alike, while the WCS punk all-dayer (featuring the ever-awesome Eagulls and an explosive reunion show from Walk The Plank) was frankly mindblowing.'

Getintothis on Wolstenholme Creative Space and the end of a DIY legend.

Tip for 2013
Will says: 'Tunabunny's forthcoming third album Genius Fatigue is going to remind people that raggedy, hyper-imaginative art is at least as vital as, and often more powerful than the polished stuff. Dashes of Sonic Youth, early Throwing Muses, Riot Grrrl and the E6 collective make for one helluva cocktail..'

Stephanie Heneghan: Getintothis contributor

Albums Of The Year
1. Nas: Life is Good
2. Bobby Womack: The Bravest Man In The Universe
3. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, m.A.A.d city
4. Jessie Ware: Devotion
5. Dawn Richards: Armor On

Top Tracks of 2012
1. Scuba: Talk Torque
2. Taylor Swift: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
3. Santigold: Disparate Youth
4. Nas: The Don
5. Rudimental: Feel The Love

Honourable mention for Nicola Roberts' Beat Of My Drum.

Top Gigs of 2012
1. Chemical Brothers: Warehouse Project.
2. Phenomenal Handclap Band: Kazimier. (Getintothis review)
3. Tea Street Band: The Redbull Garage, Sound City.
4. Ben Klock: The Masque.
5. Annie Mac: The Masque.

Event of 2012
Stephanie said: 'The Liverpool music event of the year has to go to Sound City. So well organised, brilliant line up, fantastic atmosphere - even in the lashing rain - and makes use of some innovative venues. Loved the closing night this year, raving it up to The Tea Street Band in a warehouse - boss!'

Tip for 2013
Stephanie said: 'Coffee and Cakes for Funerals - totally caught me off guard when I saw them. I was expecting maudlin navel gazing indie crap, I got tight JT style vocals, a slick band and soulful RnB meets hip hop meets top notch pop. Lesson learnt, don't judge a book by the cover/or a band by their apparel. I hope 2012 is big for them, and look forward to seeing them in future.'

Getintothis on Coffee and Cakes for Funerals

Andy Kelly: Getintothis contributor
1. Stone Roses: Heaton Park
2. Savages, Palma Violets, Death At Sea: Leaf
3. FestEVOL part two: The Kazimier
4. War On Drugs: The Kazimier (Getintothis review)
5. Moon Duo, Hookworms: The Kazimier

Alan O'Hare: Musician with Only Child, plus Getintothis contributor

Albums Of The Year
1. Paul Weller: Sonik Kicks
2. Dexy's Midnight Runners: One Day I'm Going To Soar
3. Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball
4. Damien Dempsey: Almighty Love
5. Michael Kiwanuka: Home Again

Top Tracks of 2012:
Jake Bugg: Two Fingers
Sam Carter: Dreams Are Made Of Money
Bruce Springsteen: Rocky Ground

Top Gigs of 2012
1. Dexys: Philharmonic Hall (Getintothis review)
2. Ren Harvieu: Stanley Theatre (Getintothis review)
3. Paul Weller: Camden Roundhouse

Event of 2012
Alan said: 'The Irish Sea Sessions at the Philharmonic Hall - it's a great tradition, started from nothing but hard work and creativity and goes from strength to strength, combining traditional and contemporary musicians and songs to create something magical and forward thinking.'

Tip for 2013
Alan said: 'My tip is local singer/songwriter Vanessa Murray. She's still a teenager and already writing songs full of melody and maturity. Great singer too.'

Harry Sumnall: Getintothis contributor

Albums Of The Year
1. Bitchin Bajas: Vibraquatic
2. Ashan: To Return To
3. Pye Corner Audio: Sleep Games
4. Brother Ong: Mysteries of the Shahi Baaja Volumes 1 and 2
5. Eat Lights, Become Lights: Heavy Electrics

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