Bye Bye 2012

31 12 2012

Yes kids, it’s that time again where we wave buh bye to the year and welcome in a new one. Instead of words this NYE,  I’ve decided to post up some pictures which sum up the last 12 months before finishing off with my top 20 LPs of 2012.

Thanks to all the bands, promoters, PRs and mates who hooked me up with records, gigs and good times.Here’s to 2013.

2012: The Year In Photos (And The Odd You Tube Link)

May 13, 2012. I’ll remember this day until they put me in a pine box.Kinda crazy to think that long after we’re dead, people will still be able to see us on this footage of City winning their first Premier league title. Can you spot me and my Da? Handy hint: We’re under the giant purple arrow….

Chilling like villains backstage at the Odyssey with the WWE alongside my brother and nephew.Also-big thanks to the Celtic Warrior Sheamus for hooking us up and being an absolute hero.

Here’s a clip of Therapy? playing ‘Exiles’ at the Tall Ships in Dublin this summer.Y’know…I might refer to myself as “the wonderful Edwin McFee” for the duration of 2013 (the quality’s amazing, eh…..?). Mad props to the Therapy? boys.

My fanzine, Generation Why, (which started the ball rolling on this mental job of mine) celebrated its tenth birthday.

There was a lot of party rocking in a variety of different places with a number of different people this year.Here’s to more adventures.

I finally got that Iron Maiden mask I’ve always wanted.

…and that Betty Banner tattoo I’ve always been looking for too.

And lastly (but certainly not, um, leastly…) here’s my Top 20 LPs of 2012.It’s been a great year for records and hopefully 2013 will be just as good. Happy New Year and Up the Irons!

1) Therapy? ‘A Brief Crack Of Light’

2) Gallows ‘Gallows’

3) Hot Water Music ‘Exister’

4) Best Coast ‘The Only Place’

5) The Gaslight Anthem ‘Handwritten’

6) Wolfsbane ‘Wolfsbane Saves The World’

7) Triggerman ‘Hail To The River Gods’

8) JD McPherson ‘Signs And Signifiers’

9) Cloud Nothings ‘Attack On Memory’

10) Hour Of 13 ‘333’

11) Cheap Freaks ‘Bury Them All’

12) The Jim Jones Revue ‘The Savage Heart’

13) Bobby Conn ‘Macaroni’

14) James Levy And The Blood Red Rose ‘Pray To Be Free’

15) Mystery Jets ‘Radlands’

16) DZ Deathrays ‘Bloodstreams’

17) Master And Dog ‘Master And Dog’

18) Band Of Horses ‘Mirage Rock’

19) Baby Woodrose ‘Third Eye Surgery’

20) Alabama Shakes ‘Boys & Girls’

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Singles Of 2012

28 12 2012

At the end of ever year I have to send over a list of my favourite albums, singles and gigs of the year to the magazines I write for.Here’s my Top 10 singles of 2012.Warning-Genre Nazis should look away now…

1) Taylor Swift FT. The Civil Wars: ‘Safe And Sound’

2) Pure Love: ‘Handsome Devil’s Club’

3) Professor Green: ‘Remedy’

4) Girls Aloud: ‘Something New’

5) Grimes: ‘Oblivion’

6) The Gaslight Anthem: ’45’

7) Lana Del Rey: ‘Ride’

8) Best Coast: ‘Do You Love Me Like You Used To’

9) Pure Love: ‘Riot Song’

10) Bat For Lashes: ‘Laura’

 





Best Coast ‘The Only Place’

16 06 2012

Regular Dead Horse readers will already be well aware of the fact that I fudgin’ love Best Coast.In fact, such is my love for the band I even once wore one of their t shirts while getting tattooed-blood on a white t shirt be-damned! #Badass

 

So, yup,they’ve released a new video for their single ‘The Only Place’ and you should all watch it coz everyone needs Best Coast in their lives.