Best Of 2017: The DIY List 2017: sound the horns, it’s an absolute banger
All this week, we’re travelling through our favourite moments of the year that’s been 2017 - here are some of the bangers we’ve had on endless rotation at DIY HQ this year.
It’s bloody Christmas time again. A time, we agree, for unholy amounts of mince pies and wine, and more repeats of Love Actually than you can shake a red and white sugary stick at, but it’s also a time to reflect on the musical year that has been 2017.
From Oh My God debut albums making new British bands massive, to the year’s most anticipated returns being everything we wanted and more, to incredible acts of defiance against hatred, and, as always, healthy servings of bands doing things that simply made us say: ‘Errr, Say That Again Mate?’.
There’s been some pretty amazing moments this year. So many, in fact, that we’ve collated a hundred of them. We’re going to be sharing them across this week, highlighting some of our favourite festival moments, absolute bangers of singles, political moments that gave us hope, legends of the year and more, before ending up with our ten Big Ones of 2017: the bands and acts that made us laugh, cry, smile and dance the most this year.
Follow everything in The DIY List 2017 here.
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Errr, say that again mate?
Amongst quite a significant amount of rubbish we’ve all had to wade through this year, 2017 has been a year of absolute bangers. Seriously, we’d be surprised if some of the below tracks don’t land DIY HQ on one of those Spotify billboards. Our streaming numbers for ‘The Man’ - for instance - are surely in the thousands. With Charli XCX’s ode to boys worldwide, Superfood’s absurdly catchy whopper ‘Where’s The Bass Amp?’, Pale Waves’ shiny debut single and Rae Morris’ sleek, pop-fuelled return with ‘Do It’, these are the bangers that have ruled our year.
Charli XCX - CRASH
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