OUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014 – Thanks to our press team!

To celebrate over a year since we first started our nation wide press team, we’ve decided to introduce a few of the dedicated members who make up the great team we have here at IKE Productions (which we are so thankful for!) by reflecting on the past year and nominating our favourite albums of 2014!

CHRIS CLOUGH // photographer & reviewer

Nottingham

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1) Being As An Ocean – How We Both Wondrously Perish
2) The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace Is There
3) Moose Blood – I’ll Keep You In Mind…
4) Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You
5) Lonely The Brave – The Day’s War
6) Architects – Lost Forever // Lost Together
7) Forever Came Calling – What Matters Most
8) Gates – Bloom & Breathe
9) Transit – Joyride
10) Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties – We Don’t Have Each Other

NIKKI LIMBRICK // REVIEWER

Manchester

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1. I Am The Avalanche – Wolverines
2. The Blackout – Wolves EP
3 Real Friends – Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing
4. Neck Deep – Rain In July/A History of Bad Decisions (Reissue)
5. Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
6. Lonely The Brave – This Day’s War
7. The Used – Imaginary Enemy
8. Frank Turner – The Third Three Years
9. Taking Back Sunday – Happiness Is…
10. Steel Panther – All You Can Eat

SAM COWEN // REVIEWER

Norwich

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1) Tigers Jaw – Charmer
2) The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace Is There
3) Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You
4) Have Mercy – A Place Of Our Own
5) Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties – We Don’t Have Each Other
6) The Front Bottoms – Rose EP
7) Turnover – Blue Dream EP
8) Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
9) Moose Blood – I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time
10) Seahaven – Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only

CHARLIE WALLIS // PHOTOGRAPHER

Norwich

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1) Beartooth – Disgusting
2) Lower Than Atlantis – Lower Than Atlantis
3) Darwin and the Dinosaur – Remus

4) Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End
5) Canterbury – Dark Days
6) Big Sixes – The Idles EP
7) Hey Vanity – Blindfolds
8) I Am The Avalanche – Wolverines
9) Mallory Knox – Asymmetry
10) Of Mice and Men – Restoring Force

ASHLEA MATTHEWS // PHOTOGRAPHER

Bristol

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1) Survival – Forged In Iron (EP)
2) Basement – Further Sky (EP)
3) Backtrack – Lost In Life

4) Diamond Youth – Shake
5) Real Friends – Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing
6) Brooke Candy – Opulence (EP)
7) Slipknot – The Gray Chapter
8) Gnarwolves – Gnarwolves
9) Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All
10) The Front Bottoms – Rose

SARAH AKOMANYI // INTERVIEWER

Birmingham

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1: Duality- Set It Off
2: Issues- Issues
3: The weird and wonderful Marmozets- Marmozets
4: Asymmetry- Mallory Knox
5: Weird Kids- We are the in crowd
6: Courage- Fort Hope
7: The Good Youth- Blitz kids
8: Runes- Bury Tomorrow
9: Good luck- Decade
10: The Day’s War- Lonely the Brave

NATASHA BIRD // INTERVIEWER

Birmingham

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1. Lower than Atlantis – Lower than Atlantis
2. Neck Deep – Wishful Thinking
3. We are the in Crowd – Weird Kids

4. You me at Six – Cavalier Youth
5. Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
6. Mallory Knox – Asymmetry
7. The Hell – Groovehammer
8. Yellowcard – Lift a Sale
9. The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell
10. New Found Glory – Resurrection

LAURA PEARSON // INTERVIEWER

Nottingham

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1) Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun
2) Machine Head – Bloodstones & Diamonds
3) Arch Enemy – War Eternal

4) King 810 – Memoirs of A Murderer
5) Avatar – Hail the Apocalypse
6) Winterfylleth – The Divination of Antiquity
7) Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican
8) Behemoth – The Satanist
9) Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me
10) Septicflesh – Titan

We have a tie! It looks like the most popular album’s of 2014 amongst our press team members are Lonely The Brave – The Day’s War …AND… Mallory Knox – Asymmetry.

We are always looking for more enthusiastic people to join our press team! If you’d like to join us send an email to press@ikeproductions.co.uk expressing your interest.