Wall of Sound presents: “2019 YEAR IN REVIEW” – by Introvert’s Stephen Hopkins

I’ve had to trap myself in a cave for the last year so I can write, so I actually mostly listen to DnD podcasts and the soundtrack to Red Dead Redemption 2 but these are the things that have had my attention…

Top 5 Albums of 2019?

Brightness – Self Titled
Grim Indiana – The Gutter Confessional
Our new guitarist James’ previous band put this out on bandcamp before they parted ways and its incredible
Craterface – Don’t be Confused
This came out of nowhere and will take over
Methyl Ethyl – Triage
Turnover – Altogether

Top 5 Songs of 2019?

Towns – ‘Safe to Stay’
Brightness – ‘Bukansan’
Slowly Slowly – ‘Creature of Habit Pt 2’
Last Dinosaurs – ‘FMU’
Indigo Bloom – ‘Drown’

Best Music Video of 2019?

The first thing that comes to mind is Joji‘s Sanctuary video. So great and fun.

Best Gig You’ve Seen In 2019?

I saw Slowly Slowly a few times, that band is bloody stinkin good live. Towns are so great they’re everyone’s best friend. Life Pilot came through Newy and had my jaw to the floor the whole time. That’s not one but whatever haha.

Best/Most Memorable Show Your Band Played In 2019?

We did not play many haha we have been squirrelling away writing but just the other day we did a hometown benefit show with Trophy Eyes to raise money for the NSW Rural Fire Service. I had the worst cold sprung on me in two days leading up to it and it peaked in our set. We hadnt seen Newy in so long tho and as we walked on stage, the crowd gave us so much energy I felt cured! Afterwards though I had the worst coughing fit of my life and it hurt to breathe, but that was probably the best show.

troph eyes benefit show

What Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2020?

FINALLY showing everyone our new stuff!! Its been a tiring crawl to get these tracks done but we’re so proud of them and the tracks have already started to take us places we haven’t been before 😉 you’ll find out soon.

Words by Stephen Hopkins @_ffrankk

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