18 of my 20 picks are now sorted. I have simply picked the bands and the albums that I think represent what Avalanche’s support for Scottish music has been about over the last couple of years. A couple I couldn’t pick because of stock problems and I’m still hopeful I’ll be able to add a few more as there were certainly more than 20 on my list. I’ve been getting asked a lot so here they are in no particular order. As you would expect there are no surprises.
Withered Hand + Jenny Soep postcards, Star Wheel Press, There Will Be Fireworks, The Savings and Loan, Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat , Meursault, Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, Saint Jude’s Infirmary, Kid Canaveral, Edinburgh School for the Deaf, Emily Scott, Pictish Trail, Rob St John, The Last Battle and Bwani Junction + gig train tickets. I also picked the Midsummer CD and the Inheritance DVD.
I chose The Twilight Sad’s album as my favourite album of the year so far and Meursault’s new album as the one I was most looking forward to. There was lots of footage shot for a documentary including our neighbours Red Dog and Armstrongs but I’ve no idea what will end up in the final edit. They will also be publicising our in-stores especially all our Record Store Day activities. It lasts for 3 months so there will be more to follow after RSD. With 2 million+ visitors a month it will hopefully bring all these artists to a much wider audience. It might even bring the FRabbits a few extra fans !