SEAN BASICK - Top Albums of 2012 and more….

Sean is the legend behind all of our IT systems, website technology, architecture and design work. Mostly he drinks guinness, grows outstanding levels of beard, talks in a Scottish accent so thick he has his own subtitles and goes to just about every gig that passes through London. Mention Enter Shikari, The Arusha Accord or Between the Buried and Me to him and he turns into a puddle. In truth, we need to clone him because he’s so special and essential to what we do at Basick, and there’s never enough of him to go around.  Here are his top picks for 2012 and a little bit about his year. 

Sean Basick -

Location - London, UK - but originally from Glasgow 

Team Basick - IT God, Guinness Gobbler, Celebrity Stalker, Inventor of the Scotch Pie, Beard Hero (Level 5). 

1. Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence

2. Deftones - Koi No Yoken

3. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

4. Chimp Spanner - All Roads Lead Here

5. The Early November - In Currents

6. Meshuggah - Koloss

7. Torche - Harmonicraft

8. Rush - Clockwork Angels

9. 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Throes of Absolution

10. The Secret - Agnus Dei

What’s been your personal highlight/ of 2012?

Meeting all of Between the Buried and Me after their Shepherd’s Bush Empire show and acting like a complete 14 year old fan girl. We all have our moments…

What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Not being vommed on by James Basick.

What do you wish you’d done more of? 

More gigs, more travelling, more time with old friends.

What do you wish you’d done less of?

Being stuck in an office working!

Best Basick Records ‘thing’ of 2012?

Celebrating our 7th birthday in a packed-out Underworld.

Best film of 2012?

Sadly didn’t see many new films this year, so The Avengers!

TV show you watched the most in 2012?

Breaking Bad

What was your greatest musical discovery or rediscovery?

The Ghost of a Thousand and getting to see them one last time at Alexisonfire’s farewall show at Brixton Academy. Incredible band.

Best gig or festival of 2012?

Kerouac’s farewell show at The Old Blue Last with Bastions, Pariso, Values, The Long Haul and Gnarwolves.

Biggest WTF moment of 2012?

Celtic beating Barcelona making it through to the last 16 of the Champions League!

How will you be spending Christmas?

Getting drunk with my family back home in Glasgow!

Finally, a band wants to get signed to Basick in 2012, what’s your advice for them?

Don’t let James vom in your hair.

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