Tim Taylor, the lead singer of Ohio art punk legends Brainiac, passed away in 1997, but this year the band's surviving members unearthed some of the last recordings made with him, which they'll be releasing as a new EP, The Predator Nominate, in January. They also announced their most extensive tour plans since Taylor's death, with shows supporting Mogwai in the UK. See all dates below.

We've been asking artists about their favorite music of the year as 2022 winds down, and Brainiac's current members made us a list that includes Rosalía, Ibibio Sound Machine, Flasher, and more. Read it below.

Kamikaze Palm Tree - Mint Chip
The Soft Moon - Exister
Oumou Sangaré - Timbuktu
Tobacco - Skids and Angels
Flasher - Love is Yours
Lung - Let It Be Gone
KEG - Girders EP
Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity
Immanuel Wilkins - The 7th Hand
Rosalia - MOTAMAMI


09 Feb Manchester, UK Albert Hall *
10 Feb Manchester, UK Albert Hall *
11 Feb Leeds, UK O2 Academy Leeds *
12 Feb Gateshead, UK Sage Gateshead *
13 Feb Glasgow, UK Stereo
14 Feb Nottingham, UK Rock City *
15 Feb Bath, UK The Forum *
16 Feb Cardiff, UK Cardiff University Great Hall *
17 Feb Brighton, UK Brighton Dome *
18 Feb Cambridge, UK Corn Exchange *
19 Feb Birmingham, UK O2 Institute Birmingham *
20 Feb London, UK Moth Club &
24 Feb Dayton, OH Brightside #
25 Feb Cincinnati, OH Woodward Theater @

* with Mogwai
& with KEG
# with Dead Rider
@ with The Serfs

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