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Tomatrax Top 100 songs of 2021

2021 is well and truly behind us and as we do at the end of each year, here are the 100 songs that have stood out.

You can listen to each track one after the other using the spotify playlist below (assuming no artists remove their tracks after this is published).

Stay tuned as we look to do something different with Tomatrax in 2021.

Tomatrax Top 20 LPs of 2021

Here are the Top 20 albums of 2021 as picked by the Tomatrax executive leadership team! As has been the case in the past few years, rather than tell you about them, we have embedded the albums from Spotify so you can listen to them all in their entirety yourself.

20. Abdoujaparov – Race home grow love

19. Jim Bob – Who do we hate today?
18. Amyl and the Sniffers – Comfort to me

17. Tom Morello – The atlas underground flood

16. Shihad – Old gods
15. You Am I – The lives of others
14. The Hard-Ons – I’m sorry sir, that riff’s been taken
13. Liz Phair – Soberish
12. Fear Factory – Aggression continuum
11. Genesis Owusu – Smiling with no teeth
10. The Awakening – This Alchemy
9. They Might Be Giants – Book
8. Jane Weaver – Flock
7. The Notwist – Vertigo Days
6. Big Scary – Daisy
5. Parquet Courts – Sympathy for life
4. Royal Chant – Shoot the messenger
3. Made Kuti – For(e)ward
2. Dinosaur Jr – Sweep it into space
  1. Femi Kuti – Stop the hate

Tomatrax Top 10 EPs of 2021

2021 is coming to an end. While Tomatrax has been largely inactive this past year there has still been a heap of great music. To kick things off, here are the Top 10 EPs! As always, we have embeded each EP from Spotify so you can listen to each and every song from each EP that made the list

10. The Buoys – unsolicited advice for your DIY disaster

9. Teenage Joans – Taste of me

8. The Last Martyr – Purgatory

7. The Lazy Eyes – EP2

6. Marble Sounds – Recast – Outtakes Vol 2

5. Robin Guthrie – Riviera

4. The Antlers – Losing light

3. I have four names – Spike it

2. Jaguar Jonze – Antihero

  1. Ron S Peno and the Superstitions – Do the understanding

Interview with Sesh Lamb

Sesh Lamb are a new Melbourne based band who have just put out their first song on Triple J’s Unearthed.

Tomatrax came out from hibernation briefly to ask the band a few questions.

How did the band form?

We met while studying music at high school. From there we started playing gigs around Melbourne with bands like The Valiants and Tudor Club, and now, a year later, we have released our first single! 

Where did the name Sesh Lamb come from?

We went through a lot of names trying to come up with something but couldn’t get anywhere. At our first gig the band we were supporting asked us our name. Henry suggested the name ‘Sesh Lamb’ temporarily, but It stuck! 

You’ve just released a track on Triple J’s Unearthed page, has this had an impact on your music’s exposure?

Yes! We ended up reaching #5 on the Unearthed charts and a couple of weeks ago we were played on the independent radio station 3DMR!

What made you pick ‘Not in your nature’ as your first offering?

Out of all our songs we decided to release ‘Not in your Nature’ because we felt like it was the song that audiences liked best when we played it live, so we thought we may as well head into the studio and record it.

Are there any plans for an EP or LP release?

We are planning to release another single in the very near future and an EP further down the track. 

When writing what comes first, the words or the music?

We write songs together in our jam sessions. Will writes the lyrics, sometimes ten minutes before we get on stage! 

Do you ever listen to your own music?

We usually only listen to our own music when we are listening back during the writing and recording process.  

What music do you listen to?

We all listen to different genres. Will listens to a bit of metal, Sami is big on classical, Thom likes jazz, and Henry enjoys country.

Now that you’ve put out your first track what do you have planned next?

We plan on releasing another single hopefully early next year. We will also continue playing gigs around Melbourne.

Check out Sesh Lamb’s Facebook page to find out more!

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