The Dead Albatross Awards 2016 – Part 1
Every year the Dead Albatross Music Awards runs in parallel with the Mercury Music Prize. Think of it as an alternative to the big labels and big money on offer in the latter. The Dead Albatross Awards celebrates twenty little heard and fantastic albums released in the last year. Fighting Boredom are proud to be judges for the third year running and would like to give you a snapshot of the nominated bands before the winner is announced on the 23rd of October.
Here’s the first five bands with music from this years shortlist.
You’ll find audio or video links by each band so check them out!
Anxiety – Anxiety (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Glasgow’s Anxiety give us a collection of aggressive disconcerting music that sound like the result of splicing the genes from the Dead Kennedys, Butthole Surfers, No Wave – specifically Sonic Youth and the immense hardcore of Minor Threat into one huge pulsating blob and then sticking the resulting mess into a time machine to find an Earth covered in concrete and slowly crumbling.
Bruxa Maria – Human Condition (Extreme Ultimate)
The Dead Albatross Music Awards website is www.deadalbatross.com.
All words by Adrian Bloxham.