By now you’ve read the one list that really matters – the Thrash Hits Top 10 Albums of 2014 – but now we’re giving you the opportunity to delve a little deeper into the minds that created it. Here are the unedited, unspoiled and unsullied opinions that we crunched together to distill our Top 10. We asked our contributors to tell us what their personal Top 10 records of the last 12 months were, and to justify their top choice to us.
Black Moth are a frantic musical force from Leeds, UK formed in 2010. Filth, dirt and doom descends from its onyx wings.
New Heavy Sounds released their debut album The Killing Jar in 2012.
The current line-up consists of:
Dave Vachon - Bass
Nico Carew - Guitars
Dominic McCready - Drums
Jim Swainston - Guitars
Harriet Hyde - Vocals
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August 11th, 2013
With the August Bank Holiday weekend rapidly approaching, Reading & Leeds Festivals are once again upon us. As with every year, Reading & Leeds have a bit fat dollop of heaviness in among the landfill indie, so for this week’s Sunday Slaylist we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of the hardest and heaviest from their 2013 line-ups.
June 6th, 2013
Download Festival 2013 is just around the corner, so for this week’s podcast, Raz and Hugh got together to talk about the bands they’re looking forward to, the worst clashes on the bill, the bits of the festival we’re dreading, and about what Thrash Hits is going to be doing this year at Donington Park: HINT: It’s going to be awesome.
February 17th, 2013
Of all the indoor multi-day festivals that take place in the UK, there’s one right here in London that has always stood head and shoulders above all the others as far as we’re concerned – DesertFest. Returning to a brace of venues across Camden over a weekend this coming April, DesertFest is three days of the best sludge, stoner and doom carnage the UK will see in 2013. That’s why we’ve dedicated this week’s Slaylist to this year’s line-up.
October 11th, 2012
We don’t write about every tiny band in the world in a hope to one day claiming that we wrote about them first. Take a look at our Future Hits section if you want proof. We DID however tip Turbowolf, Black Moth AND Wet Nuns, though. They played a gig together in London so of course we sent David Keevill down to watch them whilst feeling unnecessarily smug to ourselves.
Six things we learnt from Future Hits alumni in Highbury:
September 14th, 2012
We know we’re damn good at what we do. We’ve got nominated for awards and stuff, so we’re not totally out of our gourd to have that opinion. You probably think we’re at least pretty good at what we do too, otherwise you wouldn’t be here reading this. And the folks over at Last.fm think we’re pretty damn good at what we do too – that’s why they asked us to be the latest entry in their Best of the Blogs feature over in their Last.fm Originals section and to inform the masses of Last.fm users about three bands we’ve been listening to recently – Black Moth, History Of The Hawk (Did we mention that we were hosting History Of The Hawk’s album release show in November, where they’ll be supported by Throne, Empress, and Cult Cinema? And that tickets are a mere £4 in advance? Do your duty, dear readers), and The Armed.
March 26th, 2012
Thrash Hits Verdict: Once again, Leeds is putting the rest of the UK to shame. Black Moth are the latest in a line of superb bands coming out of the North of England right now – you’ll be seeing even more Future Hits from Yorkshire over the coming weeks. Black Moth caught our attention when we found out they had been taken under the wing (pun intended) of Gentlemans Pistols‘ frontman and guitarist, James Atkinson. Our interest was cemented when we heard their quite frankly awesome blend of riffs and wails. We caught up with the band’s vocalist, Harriet Hyde, to find out just what it is about the North that keeps producing such killer bands.