2017 is nearly over and it's been a hell of a year for us! The Signature Brew team has expanded, as has our brewing kit and of course, our beer range. Music has always been at the forefront of everything we do here at Signature Brew and we're lucky enough to get to work with some amazing artists and record labels. Everything really is better with music! So the SB team have provided their top records of the past year.
Sam - After The Party, The Menzingers
This records captures so much, so many shared experiences and feelings, I've listened to it a lot. The guys know their beer too, and after sharing a few with them back in April, it felt even more familiar. This album will stay in the punk rock collection conscience for a long time.
Tom - Gang Signs & Prayer, Stormzy
I like it because its at the forefront of the grime renaissance currently taking place that I'm surprised I'm a fan of. The album is more daring, complex and multi-dimensional than I expected and in the words of my dear girlfriend Clare, he's a nice boy too!
Riina - Six60 EP, Six60
My record of the year is actually six singles that Six60 released on six consecutive Fridays. They're all easy listening, sing-a-long, dance-y songs that, for me, is the perfect soundtrack for digging out the mash tun!
Lilli - After Laughter, Paramore
It's a pretty tough choice but for me, it has to be After Laughter. No matter what, Paramore never fail at throwing out some awesome tracks and despite some of the sadness and hard times(!) Hayley sings about, it's still a super catchy, foot stomping, poppy banger.
George - Need To Feel Your Love, Sheer Mag
This album spans so many of my favourite genres, hard rock, punk, pop, indie, soul... you name it! You can dance to it and do some serious air guitaring.
Dan - Phantom Anthem, August Burns Red
Because it's dope.
Tim - Flower Boy, Tyler The Creator
Tyler The Creator really shows his softer side in an album that takes aim at the 'baller' hip-hop tropes and takes influence from pioneering 90's artists and smatterings of soul and funk, all the while maintaining the huge, unique hooks that really give credence to Tyler's title as 'creator'.
Tommaso - In Spades, The Afghan Whigs
Great album, rock songs and ballads full of passion and poetry that sounds even heavier live. All directed by the raw voice of Greg Dulli, one of the best rock stars still around.
Tom U - The Far Field, Future Islands
Beautiful, powerful, crazy, malancholic.