One band who had a bloody amazing year was Reliqa from the Central Coast of NSW who scored a stack of awesome support slots on the back of their Eventide EP (our review here) including Sevendust, Dead Letter Circus and an amazing showcase at BIGSOUND 2019. They are fast becoming hot property in Australia’s upcoming heavy music scene (suss their story here) and we can’t wait to see what’s next for them… until then frontwoman Monique Pym has shared her fav releases/shows from the year with our next Year in Review…
Top 5 Albums of 2019?
In no particular order…
Northlane – Alien
Windwaker – Empire EP
(I know it’s an EP but come on!)
Coldplay – Everyday Life
Aurora – A Different Kind of Human
Thornhill – The Dark Pool
Top 5 Songs of 2019?
Again, no particular order
Voyager – ‘Colours’
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Planet B’
Babymetal – ‘BxMxC’
Northlane – ‘Jinn’
Aurora – ‘Soulless Creatures’
Best Music Video of 2019?
Windwaker – ‘The Sitch’
Best Gig You’ve Seen In 2019?
DREGG at Crowbar Brisbane for Bigsound – I was completely starstruck.
Best/Most Memorable Show Your Band Played In 2019?
Wow, I’ve been so blown away by this year, but to keep it brief… Either The Metro Theatre with Sevendust or Bigsound Night 3 at The Elephant Hotel in Brisbane.
What Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2020?
Releasing some new music into the world and playing it EVERYWHERE!
Words by Monique Pym @moniquepym