This year has honestly been one of the most incredible years of my life. I’ve had the opportunity to play my music across Australia multiple times, made friendships I hope to last a lifetime and have pushed the limits of myself and seen it pay off. If year 8 Matt could see me now he would be so proud haha.
TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2022
1. The Devil Wears Prada – Color Decay
2. Motionless In White – Scoring The End of the World
3. Drake & 21 Savage – Her Loss
4. Void of Vision – Chronicles ll: Heaven
5. Bad Omens – The Death of Peace of Mind
TOP 5 SONGS OF 2022
1. Currents – ‘The Death We Seek’
2. Void of Vision – ‘DOMINATRIX’
3. The Devil Wears Prada – ‘Twenty Five’
4. Motionless In White – ‘Slaughterhouse’
5. Bad Omens – ‘Just Pretend’
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2022
Ben from Third Eye Visuals for Alpha Wolf feat Holding Absence – ‘60cm of steel’
FAVOURITE GIG YOU PLAYED THIS YEAR
I wish I could say In Peril Fest but I was so burnt out from organising it and making sure everything ran smoothly that I wasn’t 100% on stage. So I’ve gotta give it too our last show of the Patient Sixty-Seven tour at Crown and Anchor, Adelaide.
That show was fucking nuts.
BIGGEST WTF OR WHOLESOME MOMENT FOR YOU/YOUR BAND
Probably selling out Sydney for the second time for our ‘Sleep’ release show. It was cool to feel that support from the alternative community behind our band.
ANY SNEAK PEEKS OF YOUR 2023 PLANS FOR FANS?
New music, bigger tours, and more good times
BEST ADVICE GOING INTO 2023
Manoosh Pepperoni pizza with tomato sauce base is the greatest pizza in Sydney.
There’s always time for a frozen coke from Maccas.
Don’t wait around hoping someone will give you an opportunity, if it means enough to you, then go out and create that opportunity for yourself.
And lastly, as my grandfather would say to me ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’.
Written by Matt Banks @yaboiibanks
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