VPME – Singles, video and gigs of the year 2016


The Songs Of 2016

A final best of, before we unceremoniously usher, nay kick, 2016 out the door and only allow the new year in if it promises to be good. Early signs indicate it won’t be playing ball  Wink

Anyway below, my 16  fave singles of 2016, my fave videos and the gig of the year

1. South Collins By Beverly

2. Hey Heartbreaker By Dream Wife

3. Breaking My Light by Minor Victories

4. Sour Candy – By Bleached

5. Cecile By Pumarosa

6. Metropolis By Kate Jackson

7. Where The Light Gets In – Primal Scream

8. Amputation  – The Jesus And Mary Chain

9. Social Politics – Yassassin

10. All My Pride – Black Honey

11. Cowboy Joe – Hannah Lou Clark

12. When You’re Loney – Cash + David

 13. Kristin Kontrol – X – Communicate

14. Camp Claude – Golden Prize

15. Get Off – Zuzu

16.  You’re Evil – Coves

Best Cover Version

  I’m Just A Star On A Democratic Flag – Pink Flames

Fave videos of the year

1.Amber Arcades – Fading Lines

2. Minor Victories – Scattered Ashes (song for Richard)

3. Bowie – Lazarus

4. Black Honey – Hello Today

And a word too for Lovestarrs vid.. WTF(Pop Culture) which features a Pipster award Smile

GIG OF THE YEAR- PRIMAL SCREAM – Albert Hall, Manchester –  Sat 2nd April 2016

It could have been the Mary Chain At Cosmosis,  Peaches or Deap Vally in Liverpool, Wolf Alice, Dream Wife or Black Honey. Lush’s final gig in October or Pink Kink’s amazing performance at Sound City. But Primal Scream’s gig in Manchester was extraordinary, a gig that ‘brought me back to life’ after bereavement and had me once more believing in the power of music to help heal to comfort and to uplift. Simply amazing.  Full review and more pictures HERE 

Primal Scream - Live Albert Hall, Manchester 2ndApril2016 Photo By Andy Von Pip
And so 2016 is almost over. Thanks to the musicians I’ve photographed, interviewed chatted to on the phone and watched in awe, thanks to all the lovely people I’ve met and worked with.  And love and respect to my family, yes it’s been a shit year, but we’ve almost made it. “Without music life would be a mistake”

Goodbye 2016. Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out .
This one’s for me Ma. Much missed.

And a Spotify playlist of our faves during 2016


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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