Wednesday, 31 December 2014
12 From '14 - Some Of The Best Songs On Breaking More Waves This Year
We’re getting ready to say goodbye to another year and here at Breaking More Waves it’s been a very successful one.
How do we define this success? In three simple ways:
1. We’re still doing what we do. That might not sound a particularly impressive statement, but to continue to keep Breaking More Waves running, this year posting nearly 50 more times than any previous year and hitting over 500 posts in total, against the pressures of a demanding full time job and family is success in itself.
2. To still get huge pleasure and enjoyment out of doing what we do.
3. Having cheekily asked on Twitter if anyone would be prepared to pay to read our blog posts and getting a few positive answers, in January of this year, alongside another music blogger Adam from Alphabet Bands we put this to the test and participated in a non-stop 24 hour Blogathon to raise money for Cancer Research asking readers (as well as friends and family) to sponsor us. We were stunned by the reaction from readers and their generosity, eventually raising just over £1,500 between the 2 blogs in the 24 hour period. Receiving £50 donations from complete strangers who were reading our posts was an incredibly humbling experience and without doubt the best and most valueable thing we have ever done in Breaking More Waves 6 and a half year history.
We’re closing our year by featuring 12 of our favourite songs we've featured this year, each one in video form. For once, we 're providing no commentary on the individual tracks, we think we've said all we want to say for one year.
This isn’t a definitive list as we’ve chosen 1 song from each month, meaning that on really good months a number of great songs have had to be sacrificed and some songs that we adore haven’t made the cut as they never had a video. We've also chosen 12 different artists.
See you in 2015.
Låpsley - Station
Indiana - Solo Dancing
Jungle - Busy Earnin'
Zella Day - Sweet Ophelia
La Roux - Let Me Down Gently
Broods - Mother & Father
Laura Doggett - Phoenix
Charli XCX - Break The Rules
Seinabo Sey - Pistols At Dawn
Clarence Clarity - Those Who Can't Cheat
IYES - Glow
Young Fathers - Get Up