The best punk albums of 2019— Hannah Duddy -
Guest contributor Hannah Duddy of gig promoters It’s Alright It’s Fine helps bring order to chaos for us by talking us through 2019’s best punk albums and making an awesome playlist of the best songs of the year.
2019 was certainly a year, wasn’t it? A truly groundbreaking year for punk. From the grown up sound of The Menzingers’ documenting the anxiety of their 30s on their Hello Exile album to the early sounds of anthemic punk and catchy hooks that was Midwest Signals’ Pin EP.
There’s also been a lot of great female artists coming from the land down under. I was reminded just how much fun being in a band can be by the passion explosion of Nat Foster, singer in Melbourne’s Press Club. Brisbane’s WAAX released one of the best debut albums of the year with Big Grief. It was also a great year for Amyl and the Sniffers whose ‘don’t give a fuck’ attitude saw them win over audiences in a long way from hometown Melbourne with the old skool punk of their self-titled first album.
Closer to home, Britain had a great year… musically at least. Witching Waves, Gender Roles, Nervus, Burnt Tapes, Peach Club, Eat Dirt and Petrol Girls all had an amazing year with outstanding live performances and whose passion is reassurance that there’s even more to come.