Favourite Albums of 2018

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So 2018 was another great year for music. Bit quiet for Phwoar & Peace but we have big plans for 2019 so keep your eye’s peeled!

Here are my top 100 albums from 2018! This time round I have attempted to rank them. The top 3 are pretty dead set but I’ll likely keep changing my mind about the others!

And so, without further ado…
(There’s also a Spotify playlist with a track from each at the bottom of the list)

  1. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy

  2. Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance.

  3. Boy Azooga - 1, 2, Kung Fu!

  4. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!

  5. Shame - Songs of Praise

  6. Bodega - Endless Scroll

  7. Dream Wife - Dream Wife

  8. Mastersystem - Dance Music

  9. L.A. Salami - The City of Bootmakers

  10. Typhoon - Offerings

  11. Superorganism - Superorganism

  12. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel

  13. Bill Ryder-Jones - Yawn

  14. Lucy Dacus - Historian

  15. Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer

  16. Seazoo - Trunks

  17. The Saxophones - Songs of the Saxophones

  18. Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg

  19. Soccer Mommy - Clean

  20. Gaz Coombes - World’s Strongest Man

  21. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt

  22. Pinegrove - Skylight

  23. Charles Watson - Now That I'm A River

  24. Our Girl - Stranger Today

  25. Kurt Vile - Bottle It In

  26. Beach House - 7

  27. Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose

  28. Bryde - Like an Island

  29. Gwenno - Le Kov

  30. Snail Mail - Lush

  31. Frankie Cosmos - Vessel

  32. Adwaith - Melyn

  33. Ex:Re - Ex:Re

  34. ESTRONS - You Say I'm Too Much, I Say You're Not Enough

  35. Audiobooks - Now! (in a minute)

  36. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs

  37. Sunflower Bean - Twentytwo in Blue

  38. Baxter Dury, Étienne de Crécy , Delilah Holiday - B.E.D

  39. We Were Promised Jetpacks - The More I Sleep the Less I Dream

  40. Black Foxxes - Reiði

  41. Art Brut - Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!

  42. Thee Oh Sees - Smote Reverser

  43. The Orielles - Silver Dollar Moment

  44. The Blinders - Columbia

  45. Teleman - Family of Aliens

  46. Say Sue Me - Where We Were Together

  47. Goat Girl - Goat Girl

  48. Matt Maltese - Bad Contestant

  49. Preoccupations - New Material

  50. SUUNS - Felt

  51. La Luz - Floating Features

  52. Carw - Skin Shed

  53. HMS Morris - Inspirational Talks

  54. Her's - Invitation to Her's

  55. Death Cab for Cutie - Thank You for Today

  56. Anna Calvi - Hunter

  57. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs

  58. Tracyanne & Danny - Tracyanne & Danny

  59. MGMT - Little Dark Age

  60. John Grant - Love Is Magic

  61. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food

  62. Mount Eerie - Now Only

  63. Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - Sparkle Hard

  64. Beak> - >>>

  65. Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden

  66. Sock - Fresh Bits

  67. Lump - Lump

  68. Adrianne Lenker - Abysskiss

  69. Martha Ffion - Sunday Best

  70. Villagers - The Art Of Pretending To Swim

  71. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me

  72. Ought - Room Inside the World

  73. Animal Flag - Void Ripper

  74. Gengahr - Where Wildness Grows

  75. Cat Power - Wanderer

  76. Eels - The Deconstruction

  77. Lyla Foy - Bigger Brighter

  78. Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin

  79. The Lemon Twigs - Go To School

  80. Maribou State - Kingdoms In Colour

  81. Casey - Where I Go When I Am Sleeping

  82. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - With Animals

  83. My Name Is Ian - The Point Of No Return

  84. The Magic Gang - The Magic Gang (Deluxe)

  85. Wasuremono - Something Left Behind

  86. The Joy Formidable - AAARTH

  87. Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog

  88. The Coral - Move Through The Dawn

  89. The Good, the Bad & the Queen - Merrie Land

  90. Iceage - Beyondless

  91. BC Camplight - I'm Desperate

  92. Interpol - Marauder

  93. Wylderness - Wylderness

  94. Albert Hammond, Jr. - Francis Trouble

  95. Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending

  96. Cloud Nothings - Last Building Burning

  97. Nap Eyes - I'm Bad Now

  98. Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears

  99. Amber Arcades - European Heartbreak

  100. Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus

 
 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland

Thanks to the enormous kindness of Aussie Psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, We are very pleased to announce that, in collaboration with the awesome Bubblewrap Collective, we’ll be releasing a limited run of ‘Polygondwanaland’. The release will be on heavyweight black and red vinyl and limited to 300 copies.

All profits from the release will go back into the Cardiff based record labels in order to promote up and coming acts on the local music scene.

* Vinyl Visual Mock up may vary from final product

A Bubblewrap Collective / Phwoar & Peace Collaboration
BWR039 (LP) Red & Black Vinyl.
PRE-ORDER. WILL SHIP WHEN THEY ARRIVE.

Phwoar & PeaceMAS

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So 2017 is drawing to an end. It’s been a good first year for Phwoar & Peace so we thought we’d celebrate by throwing a big Xmas party and getting all our bands to play together!

Rainbow Maniac
Hoult
Picsel
Big Thing

£5 advance tickets, £6 on the door

Tickets available from DICE, Seetickets and of course Spillers

You could try chancing it on the night but you don’t wanna miss out on this do you?!

6:30 doors, will all be done by 10:30 so make sure you get down early!

(FB event page here)

Say hello to the next Big Thing!

Today we welcome band number 4 to the label, Cardiff's Big Thing!

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After a chance meeting at Bargain Booze, Dan, Jen, Jonny and Matt were stoked to find a shared love of discount wine, shoegaze and dips.

Settling on the name Big Thing because the other names they came up with were even worse, the band started writing, recording and playing house shows, in their own houses, to nobody.

Influenced by bands such as Cocteau Twins, Wild Nothing and War on Drugs, you can draw your own conclusions.

We release their debut single 'Longbeach' this friday!