Favourite Releases of the Year 2013


That time of the year has come once again, formulating lists of favourites from the year. In truth, 2013 has been a year of many exciting new artists/releases that I haven’t got around to checking out. The following is a selection of releases that particularly impressed in my opinion and they are very worthy of your attention.

12. Oathless – Inhale / Exhale

11. Surf Dad – Unholy

10. Female – Female

9. Bearcubs – Honest

8. Odesza – My Friends Never Die

7. TMPST – Serpentine

6. Benihana – Patterns

5. Ishome – Confession

4. TWOS – Feel


2. Gacha – Album

1. Winter Flags – Winter Flags



Today saw the release of the eagerly anticipated debut EP from Bearcubs. Jack Ritchie, under the moniker Bearcubs, has become a firm favourite of BIS and continues to deliver some of the finest electronic music in the game. The EP permeates pulsing dreamscapes and emotive vocal sounds that create a sense of contemplation and longing. The stellar five-track Honest EP is out now via Cadence Collective. The slick artwork for the EP is by Nate James.

Bearcubs – Honestly