AUS Top 10 of 2022 - feat. Weyes Blood, PVA, Sault & more! 27 December 2022

From the dry, cool wit of Charlotte Adigery to the brooding pulse of Gabe Gurnsey. The refreshing burst of slick hip-hop & unimpaired production from They Hate Change to the vehemently executed filth-meets-beauty of the lairy PVA debut LP.

2022 has been one of the most exciting & sublime years of music in a long time, making our choosing of the annual AUS end of year honours list a pretty challenging task.

However! We persevered - & you can check it out in no particular order below...

austerity records - Best of 2022!

Top 10 LPs of the Year:

Gabe Gurnsey - "Diablo" (Phantasy Sound // Listen on Spotify HERE)

PVA - "Blush" (Ninja Tune // Listen on Spotify HERE)

Sault - "Air" (Forever Living Originals // Listen on Spotify HERE)

Daniel Avery - "Ultra Truth" (Phantasy Sound // Listen on Spotify HERE)

They Hate Change - "Finally, New" (Jagjaguwar // Listen on Spotify HERE)

Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul - "Topical Dancer" (Deewee/Because Music // Listen on Spotify HERE)

Weyes Blood - "& In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow" (Sub Pop // Listen on Spotify HERE)

Gwenno - "Tresor" (Heavenly // Listen on Spotify HERE)

Pale Blue Eyes - "Souvenirs" (Full Time Hobby // Listen on Spotify HERE)

Lambchop - "The Bible" (City Slang/Merge Records // Listen on Spotify HERE)

Honourable Mentions:

Special Interest - "Endure" (Rough Trade) // Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - "Reset" (Domino) // The Orielles - "Tableau" (Heavenly) // Aircooled - "St. Leopards" (Music's Not Dead) // Winter - "What Kind Of Blue Are You?" (Bar/None) // Kevin Morby - "This Is A Photograph" (Dead Oceans)

Reissue of the Year:

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - "The Grand Wazoo" (Zappa Records/UMe)

Gigs of the Year:

Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul @ The Green Door Store, Brighton (05/04/22)

Morrissey @ The Brighton Centre, Brighton (14/10/22)

PVA @ CHALK, Brighton (26/10/22)

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Happy holidays everyone!