Great short movies are getting lost amidst thousands of unseen little pieces out there that never get distributed. Synapse and Fantasia film festival attempt to correct this by releasing a compilation of the best and most striking sick little shorts from the past few years. Hopefully, there will be more of these releases. Features 13 various shorts, of which at least a handful are guaranteed to be exceptional.
Introduction written by tree master Turner. Give or take a week or two, it's almost exactly a decade since John Doran and I sat down in his kitchen to plot what would eventually become The Quietus. What underground there was struggled to get heard in a media climate still dominated by the thinking that former NME editor Conor McNicholas went full Accidental Partridge in describing on Noisey recently: Putting that filter in place suddenly got bands like Kasabian rocking up.
I suspect that like most people who read the site you appreciate a balanced diet.
Our job at this digital websheet isn't to treat you, our readers, like foie gras geese, shoving one type of music down your gullets. Instead, we're here to act as a conduit for artists who, in this grim year ofhave been pushing boundaries, opening hearts, expanding minds.
The past 12 months have been the most exciting we've known since we came up with the idea for the site in that other world, musically and politically, that was the winter of The rise of New Weird Britain is due in part to the decline of London as a powerhouse of underground culture, as rents rise and even sex clubs are being driven out by a gentrified, commodified appropriation of the leftfield.
What is New Weird Britain, you may well ask. Of course, this torrent of great music isn't going to continue flowing unless you invest in it. That's why we hook up with Norman Records to give you an easy and reasonably priced way of buying records on this list, and include Bandcamp links wherever possible, rather than Spotify or YouTube embeds.
Remember too that this goes beyond paying for records - it's been a tragedy to see that the Fat Out and Supernormal festivals, core incubators for New Weird Britain, are having to take a rest, just as we were gutted by the cancellation of the Safe As Milk festival earlier this year.
Seriously, if you want the future to be more than just smooth jamz indie bros dressed like toddlersyou need to put your hands in your pockets to make it happen.
Although this has been a hugely positive year for our ears, The Quietus' ability to survive has been seriously undermined by the horrendous state of online advertising. When we launched three appeals for funds via our donation page this year we were overwhelmed by the response from people out there who give enough of a shit about the service we provide to give us money to help us survive.
If you can afford to donate, our bosoms will always be warm to you - HERE is the best place to do it. If you find an album that you really love from this end of year list, please consider slinging us the cost of a pint, a glass of wine or a very fancy coffee as a way of saying thanks and helping us continue so we can do the same next year.
We hope you enjoy the music in the list below as much as we have over the past 12 months. We all need something to keep our souls free of despair in this bonkers and brutal age, and this music, we know, can be both medicine and weapon against the grim and banal. Thank you for reading The Quietus - here's looking forward to a shitload more music from New Weird Britain and beyond inour tenth birthday year.
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