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



It’s been a while since we’ve heard new material from the Irish electronic duo Benihana, but in that time it was great to see the Kildare natives receiving some well-deserved praise from numerous other music blogs. The dynamic duo’s return is marked by the stunning ‘Vanish‘. This new track sees Benihana adopt a more emotive, nostalgia-fuelled brand of electronica. Be sure and grab a download here. Benihana is the future.

Benihana – Vanish



Easily one of the best submissions I’ve received, ‘Festivals’ is the latest offering from Irish duo Benihana. Benihana is the work of Kildare-based friends Will Molloy and Billy Archbold. ‘Festivals’ is a glorious aural opus brimming with incredible percussion sounds and buried vocal coos that are all too irresistible. Grab a free download of ‘Festivalshere. The Irish electronic music scene continues to flourish.

Benihana – Festivals