(via Hamish Napier on Facebook)
I’ve listened to Innes Watson performing (on his own or supporting others) several times at the Islay Sessions. Here’s some beautiful music to wake you up this Saturday morning:
For more from him try:
And just in case you haven’t heard everyone’s favourite Christmas song yet this year, here you go:
Some of the mostly new (but also some slightly older) music I enjoyed in 2016:
Obviously have to start with Teenage Fanclub. While I haven’t got a fixed ranking they will always be in my top 3 favourite bands. Here’s their offering from this year’s album Here:
The Pixies have been among my favourites for a long time as well, from this year’s Head Carrier I’ve picked the Tenement Song:
Slightly older (released in 2014 to be precise) but I only discovered it this year. Some great noise and energy in this Scottish/Australian/American collaboration:
Another slightly older one from 2015, but I mainly listened to it in 2016. The Welsh contingent with the Stereophonics:
Didn’t really have them on my radar before, but Teleman’s song named after a town in Germany caught my ears this year:
I prefer his work with The Gaslight Anthem, but Brian Fallon’s solo album is also very good:
Another older one but on very heavy rotation this year, from the aforementioned Gaslight Anthem:
By quite some distance the oldest song in this collection, but I keep returning to it. I just love the simplicity of it.
He’s been around forever, his new album with Joshua Homme is rather good:
I thought their last couple of albums were slightly weaker than their early ones, until 2016s Walls, which I think is a fantastic return to form:
What will 2017 bring musically?
From the new album coming out at the end of September. Sounds promising to me, think I’ll get the album.