EPs are so often disregarded in end-of-year lists – which typically prefer full-fledged albums – however they often contain some of the best independent music produced in any given year.
Or, from another perspective, here’s a list of bands you won’t see fill up an arena, but that you should definitely try to see at your local punk rock venue at the next opportunity.
10. First The Town, Then The World by Bare Teeth
You can stream First The Town, Then The World here / Vinyl available via Lockjaw Records and Morning Wood Records (among many others)
9. Sounds From The Massachusetts Turnpike by Rebuilder
You can stream Sounds From The Massachusetts Turnpike here / Vinyl available via Panic State Records
8. Lifer by Sombulance
You can stream Lifer here / Vinyl available via Lockjaw Records
7. Attack.Sustain.Decay by The Fullblast
You can stream Attack.Sustain.Decay here
6. Calunnia by Slander
You can stream Calunnia here / Vinyl available via FOAD Records
5. Alterations by The Burnt Tapes
You can stream Alterations here / Vinyl available via Umlaut Records
4. Two Ts EP by Garrett Dale
You can stream Two Ts EP here / 7” available via Red Scare Industries
3. Formaldehyde by On A Hiding To Nothing
You can stream formaldehyde here / CD available via Umlaut Records
2. Adult Braces by No Trigger
You can stream Adult Braces here / Vinyl available via Bird Attack Records
1. Deep In A Hole by Such Gold
You can stream Deep In A Hole here / Vinyl available via Lockjaw Records
Honourable mention: Direct Hit & Pears – Human Movement (technically a split album, which is kinda like a double EP, right?)
This end of year list was written by Jacopo Genovese.