Best band - Rival Sons
This group are the most brilliant act I have heard for many years. Their music is exciting, intelligent and in Jay Buchanan Rival Sons have the most charismatic front man in rock since Freddie Mercury or Robert Plant. They have restored my faith in rock.
Best Album - Rival Sons: 'Head Down'
A perfect blend of excitement, great tunes and superb playing. An album that draws on influences from the past, yet sounds contemporary.
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I have only bought one 7" this year, so it has to be The Civil Wars 'Billie Jean'. They make this Michael Jackson song their own on this moving version.
Best Gig - The Heather Findlay Band, Bilston 20/11/12
I was tempted to go for Rival Sons again, but I have waited so long to see Heather live since she went solo, and she did not disappoint. She writes moving songs, which she sings with heart and soul, and her band are top notch. She is charming too, he said, slightly infatuated...
Best Promo Video - Led Zeppelin 'Celebration Day'
I know it's not a promo, but it's Led Zep, and it's fantastic...
Most Annoying Moment
Steven Wilson is still making records.
Things to look forward to next year
World domination by Rival Sons. Fewer Steven Wilson records.
Best new/unsigned/underground or whatever band.
Stolen Earth. This Yorkshire based group deserve to be heard by a huge audience. They write great sounding melodic prog influenced rock, and in Heidi Widdop have a fantastically gifted singer.