Play 2023 / The Best Of The Year


“I was at that exhilarating moment in time when you’re leaving middle age and realising you don’t have to work towards the concept of future happiness any longer. Lying beside the person you love, watching the sun come in, can be it. Going to the pub with your mates can be the ultimate. Don’t waste energy seeking happiness elsewhere. It’s been right there in front of you the whole time.”  


01. GINA BIRCH “I Play My Bass Loud” Single January 2023

02. JOHN CALE “Night Crawling” From Mercy January 2023

03. HIFI SEAN & DAVID MCALMONT “Beautiful” From Happy Ending February 2023

04. THE WAEVE “Kill Me Again” From The Waeve February 2023

05. YOUNG FATHERS “Rice” From Heavy Heavy February 2023

06. SNAPPED ANKLES “Planet You” Single March 2023

07. TELEMAN “Short Life” From Cherish EP March 2023

08. HAK BAKER “Windrush Baby” Single March 2023

09. PJ HARVEY “A Child’s Question, August” Single April 2023

10. BAXTER DURY “Celebrate Me” From I Thought I Was Better Than You June 2023

11. BLUR “The Ballad” From The Ballad Of Darren July 2023

12. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE “Soul Capturer” Single July 2023

13. COURTNEY BARNETT & CHASTITY BELT “Different Now” Single August 2023

14. EASY LIFE “Ultimatejutsu_1644.wav” Single August 2023

15. BILL RYDER-JONES “This Can’t Go On” Single September 2023

16. SLEAFORD MODS “Big Pharma” Single September 2023

17. LYNKS “New Boyfriend” Single September 2023

18. UNDERWORLD “Denver Luna” Single October 2023

19. IDLES “Dancer” Single October 2023

20. YARD ACT “Dream Job” Single October 2023