Wall of Sound presents: “2017 YEAR IN REVIEW” – by Wall of Sound Photographer Candace Krieger

I spent most of this year dodging elbows in mosh pits and internally screaming about how much talent we have in Australian music. Please don’t make me talk about myself. Here’s my (all Australian) Wall of Sound 2017 Year In Review.

Top 10 EPs/Albums of 2017


1. No Oaths – No Oaths (Adelaide)
2. Death Bells – Standing at the Edge of the World (Sydney)
3. Primitive Blast – Primitive Blast (Sydney)
4. Blue Velvet – Collide (Sydney)
5. Elk Locker – Hollowing (Canberra)



6. Whatever Forever – Decay (Sydney)
7. The Jungle Giants – Quiet Ferocity (Brisbane)
8. Rumours – Taste for Life (Sydney)
9. Cursed Earth – Cycles of Grief (Perth)
10. Satellites – Black Dog (Brisbane)


Top 10 Songs of 2017

1. Endless Heights – ‘Come a Little Closer’ & ‘You Coward’ (Sydney)
Both of these songs tie for first, it’s allowed, fight me.
2. Death Bells – ‘Alone, into an Empty Clearing’  (Sydney)
3. Horror My Friend – ‘Admit None’ (Adelaide)
4. No Oaths – ‘Pnemonics’ (Adelaide)
5. Primitive Blast – ‘No Youth/No Use’ (Sydney)


6. Vitals – ‘Inculcate’ (Sunshine Coast)
7. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Garbage Bin’ (Melbourne)
8. Alex Lahey – ‘Every Day’s The Weekend’ (Melbourne)
9. Speakeasy – ‘Dreamboy’ (Sydney)
10. Sleep Talk – ‘New Tradition’ (Adelaide)


The Top 5 Gigs of 2017

1. Panic! At The Disco – January 31st @ The Riverstage, Brisbane (Review & Gallery Here)

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2. Sleepwell & SpeakeasyApril 13th @ The Front Gallery, Canberra

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3. Endless Heights – October 27th @ Ed Castle, Adelaide

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4. Sorority Noise – September 29th @ The Brightside, Brisbane

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5. Big Sound September 2017 @ Fortitude Valley, Brisbane (Review & Gallery Here)

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Next Big Bands to Watch in 2018?

Endless Heights (Sydney), Bloom Parade (Brisbane), No Oaths (Adelaide) and Legions (Sydney).


What Are You Most Looking Forward to in 2018?

The new Endless Heights album – Vicious Pleasure, out 16th Feb.

endless heights vicious

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Candace Krieger
Photographer (Brisbane, but also everywhere else)

recent contributions
Introvert/Satellites Photo Gallery
Mayday Parade Photo Gallery
Against Me! Photo Gallery

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