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Posted on Monday 29th January 2018 at 13:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

Last week, Gigantic asked you which albums you were looking forward to being released over the next twelve months. And the response to our #GiganticOpinions was truly phenomenal, with large numbers of you letting us know some of the fantastic music we can all look forward to throughout 2018.


In addition to all your tweets, we also reached out to award winning journalist John Robb to hear which LP releases he highly recommends for 2018. Having reformed his seminal post punk band The Membranes, Robb also leads his Manchester based band Goldblade whilst running vital music site Louder Than War – an essential source for latest news, reviews and interviews with an ear for the most crucial sounds. Keep scrolling to see his choices!


Anna Von Hausswolff - ‘Dead Magic

Released in March. Stunning album from Scandinavian singer whose brilliant vocals ange and organ playing is atmospheric and compelling like Swans who she recently toured with.


Manic Street Preachers - ‘Resistance Is Futile

Another crafted instalment from the Manics whose alliance of songwriting and melancholia laden lyrics is as compelling as ever


Cabbage - 'Nihilistic Glamour Shots'

Wonk pop from the Manchester band captures the moment and should see them into the top five.


Sextile - ‘Albiet Living

Brilliant album from LA band who take the best of left field goth and create a hypnotic electronic meets distorted Mary Chain guitar riot for the 21st century.


The Damned - ‘Evil Spirits

Return to epic psyche pop melodrama from classic British punks…


Rae Morris - ‘Someone Out There

Added polish does not distil the emotion from Blackpool singer songwriter” 



We were very pleased to hear the expert opinions of Drowned In Sound journalists Marie Wood and Dom Gourlay. The pair of them have put together a great selection of acts who became vital additions for any serious festival throughout 2017 and look set to takeover this year, including Idles, Confidence Man and The Orielles.



We are big fans of She Makes War, glam indie popstar Laura Kidd so we were really pleased that she took time out to let us know she is looking forward folk rock legends Levellers forthcoming acoustic album ‘We The Collective’ and evocative songwriter Liza Anne’s ‘Fine But Dying’ whilst also sneaking in a cheeky little plug for the PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign for her very own fourth album. (Get pledging – its going to be a corker!)



Matt Edible became somewhat of a cult icon fronting The Edible 5ft Smiths – the indie pop band loved by just about every other underground act. Nowadays he is the fearless leader of The Holy Orders and has recently struck out on his own with Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels. His solo project debut album ‘Stairgazing’ is released through Farm Music on Friday 2nd of February at The New Adelphi Club (Hull) as part of Independent Venue Week.


Plus, we had responses from independent labels I’m Not From London (who are actually located in Nottingham) and the infamous Hull based Warren Records, plus renowned photographer and band manager Lindsey Melbourne, who were all keen to let us know what they have in store for us this year in addition to their own recommendations.



We also had a fantastic response from you – our beloved followers! And it was interesting to see a huge range in people’s choices which shows just what a great year for music we have instore!



Gigantic wants to thank all of you for getting in touch and letting us know about what album releases are getting you so excited. We love to hear what you have to say, so please get in touch and let us know your thoughts on #GiganticOpinions by replying to our social media or commenting below.

We have lots more Talking Points in store with plenty of debates coming up. If you have any topics you would like us to broach – please let us know!

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