So guess what? THERE WERE SOME TOTAL SURPRISES!!
Itoldyouiwouldeatyou - Oh Dearism
Emotive math-punk with heartfelt lyrics focusing on LGBT issues amongst other things
Jo Quail - Exsolve
One woman with a Cello, yet sounds like something between a full blown rock band and an orchestra. Unbelievable.
Anderson Paak and the Free Nationals - Oxnard
Hugely talented multi-instrumentalist releases another album of hits, bringing sunny California weather to England in November
Architects - Holy Hell
The first new album for these British metalcore mainstays since their guitarist passed away from cancer in 2016. His musical footprint is all over the album and its hugely emotional as a result.