July Poll Results – Bands
Lions Roar Ahead
Its was a clear win for Quiet Lions in the July Poll, following the release of their ground breaking new album, ‘Absenteeism’. Husky Loops came second, their first full album is out in early September. A little further back, close together, came Best of Enemies, Kabul Dreams and The Keep Cats with Bellevue Days rounding out the top six.

June Poll Results – Artists
Luke Jackson
, one of the headliners at the Summer Westival 20-22 July topped the June Artists Poll a fair way ahead of Tom Speight and Lewis Bootle who were just one vote apart. Tom was appearing at the Glastonbury Festival in June. The now US based Aussie, Johnson Jay was next, with Dexter Britain and D.Ho rounding out the top six.

May Poll Results – Bands
QUIET LIONS were the clear winners of the May Poll, perhaps assisted by having Echo Chamber as our Top Track, the new single from their long awaited first full album coming out in June. BEST OF ENEMIES took second place following a great reception for their latest EP. Back from a successful trip to the USA, HUSKY LOOPS were third, their forthcoming album is ready for pre-order now. Another band with an upcoming release, available for pre-order, are USA based Afghan pioneers, KABUL DREAMS in fourth, The last two slots were taken by BELLEVUE DAYS and Reading basing newcomers, THE KEEP CATS. 

April Poll Results – Artists
There was a clear winner in the April Artists Poll in TOM SPEIGHT following the release of his new album, LUKE JACKSON was second with LEWIS BOOTLE and JOE WALLER one vote apart coming next. The last two places were a tie between Brighton’s ambient artists DEXTER BRITAIN and Hong Kong’s D.HO

 

March Poll Results – Bands

Another close result in the March Bands Poll with three of our favourites vying for the most votes. In the end BEST OF ENEMIES were slightly ahead of QUIET LIONS with HUSKY LOOPS just a few votes behind. With the top two both releasing new tracks this month we expect this close voting to continue. The final three places were also close. though a bit behind the top three. BELLEVUE DAYS just edged out KABUL DREAMS and FLEESH

 

February Poll Results – Artists

LUKE JACKSON returned to the top of the Artists Poll in February. He was a couple of votes ahead of TOM SPEIGHT, they both have been touring of late and Tom’s new album Collide comes out next month.

LEWIS BOOTLE was third, closely followed by JOE WALLER who has recently announced some new gigs. Hong Kong’s D.HO, was fifth and there was a tie for sixth between JOHNSON JAY, who is currently lead guitarist with The Kenny Jones band, and DEXTER BRITAIN who recently released a new album.


January Poll Results – Bands.
BEST OF ENEMIES
had the January Top Track and also took first place in the Bands Poll. HUSKY LOOPS, who are soon off on a USA tour, were second and QUIET LIONS were third. Fourth place was taken by KABUL DREAMS with the West Country’s SOEUR fifth. A late surge of votes for ECHOIC following the news that they were disbanding earned them sixth place. Their final gig is in Reading on the 13th March and this month’s winners Best Of Enemies will also be on the bill.

December Poll Results – Artists

The final poll of 2018 saw a close contest between two artists who have had a great year.  TOM SPEIGHT just edged out LUKE JACKSON with up and coming artist LEWIS BOOTLE some way back in third. Next, separated by just three votes were JOHNSON JAY, now playing the Kenny Jones band, JOE WALLER and Hong Kong favourite D.Ho.

November Poll Results – Bands
It was a quiet month for voting, but two bands were clear in the lead with QUIET LIONS just ahead of HUSKY LOOPS. Next came BEST OF ENEMIES with KABUL DREAMS and BELLVUE DAYS with FLEESH rounding out the top six.

October Poll Results Artists
There were only two votes between first and second in the October Poll with D.HO just edging out LUKE JACKSON, TOM SPEIGHT was a close third with LEWIS BOOTLE and STEFAN NOONS tying for fourth. JOE WALLER took the final place.

 

September Poll Results Bands
It has been a great year for HUSKY LOOPS, and this month they topped the September Bands Poll ahead of the ever popular QUIET LIONS, next came BEST OF ENEMIES who have just finished a mini UK tour. The US based Afghani rockers KABUL DREAMS scored well again ahead of Brazil’s FLEESH who have just released their Marillion tribute album. Rounding out the top six came newcomers to the poll, ECHOIC.

 

August Poll Results – Artists
The August Artists Poll was just as close with TOM SPEIGHT edging out LUKE JACKSON. JOE WALLER and LEWIS BOOTLE came third and fourth, with JOHNSON JAY and D.HO a little further back. Tom, Lewis Joe and David Ho all have just released new singles!


July Poll Results – Bands
There were very close numbers at the top of the July Bands Poll with QUIET LIONS just edging out HUSKY LOOPS and BEST OF ENEMIES. Afghani rockers KABUL DREAMS came nextthen BROTHER STRUT. There was a tie for sixth between LA based UNSUNG LILLY and Brazil’s FLEESH.

June Poll Results – Artists
LUKE JACKSON and TOM SPEIGHT were tied for first place in June Artists Poll, a little way ahead of JOE WALLER. LEWIS BOOTLE was a couple of votes behind Joe, then came JOHNSON JAY. There was also a tie for the last spot between two old favourites, STEFAN NOONS and DEXTER BRITAIN.

May Poll Results – Bands
QUIET LIONS our perennial favourites  were just one vote ahead of HUSKY LOOPS at the top of May Bands Poll. A couple of votes further back in thirds place came BEST OF ENEMIES. KABUL DREAMS were next followed by UNSUNG LILLY and BROTHER STRUT who tied for fifth.

April Poll Results – Artists
Pretty close at the top again with the top three places in reverse from February with LUKE JACKSON first TOM SPEIGHT second and JOE WALLER. The ever popular Aussie JOHNSON JAY came next ahead of LEWIS BOOTLE and STEFAN NOONS rounded out the top six.

March Poll Results -Bands
Up from third in January. HUSKY LOOPS, topped the March Poll ahead of QUIET LIONS with BEST OF ENEMIES not far behind. There was then a bit of a gap to KABUL DREAMS with UNSUNG LILLY in fifth. There was a tie for sixth between BROTHER STRUT and FLEESH.

February Poll Results – Artists
The power of the Top Track showed again with JOE WALLER taking top spot from TOM SPEIGHT with LUKE JACKSON coming in third. Fourth place was shared between LEWIS BOOTLE and JOHNSON JAY with STEFAN NOONS in sixth as he was in December.

January Poll Results – Bands
New winners for the New Year with BEST OF ENEMIES topping the January Poll just one vote ahead of perrenial favourites QUIET LIONS. The UK based Italian boys in black, HUSKY LOOPS were next, they are still wowing fans across the country on their headlining tour. A little further back in fourth were UNSUNG LILLY, followed by KABUL DREAMS, both now based in the USA. Filling the final spot this time from South America  were the fantastic Brazilian band FLEESH
December Poll Results – Artists
TOM SPEIGHT topped the December Poll maintaining the place he held from the last Poll, though LUKE JACKSON was even closer, just one vote behind. RYAN JAGGER was third, this will be the last time Ryan appears in the Artists Poll for a while as he is taking a break from his musical career. We wish him well in whatever he does. There was a tie for fourth between LEWIS BOOTLE and JOHNSON JAY, Lewis’s EP “Routes” was released in December, and the title track is our latest Top Track. Final spot went to STEFAN NOONS, ever popular even though it has been a while since he released any new material.

November Poll Results – Bands
QUIET LIONS retained top spot in the November Bands Poll, just ahead of KABUL DREAMS, there was a tie for third between BEST OF ENEMIES and UNSUNG LILLYUnsung Lilly are back in the UK for a couple of gigs to link in with their new single. HUSKY LOOPS who after their UK tour with Placebo, have being gigging across Europe and have just done a BBC Radio1 Session. There was another tie for sixth between EDWARDALICE and KNOCK OUT KAINE.

October Poll Results – Artists
TOM SPEIGHT topped the October Artists Poll, just two votes ahead of LUKE JACKSON, Tom’s latest EP “Waiting” is out in early December. JOE WALLER who is also working on new material was third with RYAN JAGGER coming next. JOHNSON JAY was fifth. whilst D.HO and STEFAN NOONS tied for sixth

September Poll Results – Bands
Another win for QUIET LIONS, but a really close result. They were just two votes ahead of newcomers to the Poll, BEST OF ENEMIES, who had the TOP TRACK in September. Next were FATAL CASUALITIES ahead of fellow Europeans PSYCHOPATHIC ROMANTICS. The last two places places were taken by two bands based in the USA, UNSUNG LILLY originally from the UK and Afghan’s KABUL DREAMS.

August Poll Results – Artists
Ryan Jagger went back to the top of the Artists Poll in August beating both Tom Speight and Luke Jackson who were second and third with just one vote seperating them. Next came Joe Waller who has been a little quiet of late, but hopefully new stuff coming our way soon. The final two places were filled by old favourites Johnson Jay and D.Ho.

July Poll Results – Bands
Although QUIET LIONS retained the top spot in the July Poll, it was a close result with PSYCHOPATHIC ROMANTICS making a strong comeback in second place. KABUL DREAMS came third ahead of UNSUNG LILLY, Afghan rockers and the English duo now both based on the West Coast of the USA. UK funk band BROTHER STRUT tied with Sweden’s FATAL CASUALITIES for the last two places.

June Poll Results – Artists
TOM SPEIGHT whose new EP “My My My” came out in July to rave reviews topped the June Artists Poll, LUKE JACKSON, currently touring Scotland tied with JOE WALLER for second place. Out on his own in 4th was RYAN JAGGER currently dashing around the UK appearing at various Pride events. The final two places were taken by long time AOLM favourites, JOHNSON JAY and STEFAN NOONS.

May Poll Results – Bands
Perennial AOLM favourites Quiet Lions topped the May Poll with Unsung Lilly in second place, both bands report they are back recording and hopefully we will hear the results soon. Kabul Dreams came next just one vote ahead of Fatal Casualties, with EdwardAlice and Fleesh tying for the last two places in the top six.

April Poll Results – Artists
Joe Waller
 topped the April Chart, just ahead of Tom Speight and Luke Jackson, Ryan Jagger was a little way back with Johnson Jay and D.HO rounding out the top six in a quieter than usual poll over the Easter period.

March Poll Results – Bands
QUIET LIONS return to the top spot in the March Bands Poll followed by UNSUNG LILLY, both bands have been in the recording studio, so look out for new music soon.  KABUL DREAMS came third, closely followed by January winners FATAL CASUALTIES.  KNOCK OUT KAINE were fifth, while French band OCEAN STORM and Brazil Proggies FLEESH tied for sixth.

February 2017 Poll – Artists
TOM SPEIGHT who has been getting good airplay in the UK topped the February Artists Poll. In second place was LUKE JACKSON who isa away from the UK at the moment, playing some gigs in the USA. JOE WALLER came third, good to see him back on the road with a gig in Camberley Surrey coming up, check his web site for details. Fourth was RYAN JAGGER, he has announced that he will be continuing to play at Pride events across the UK, plus one which is a bit farther away! The last two places were taken by JOHNSON JAY and D.HO

January 2017 Poll – Bands

The First Bands Poll of 2017 resulted in top spot for FATAL CASUALTIES, who also had the Top Track for January from their latest Album. Just one vote behind were the ever popular QUIET LIONS. A little way back, with just two votes separating them came two USA based bands, both originally from distant parts of the world. Afghan rockers KABUL DREAMS were third and UK girls UNSUNG LILY were fourth. LES PAULS came fifth just ahead of French band OCEAN STORM. February’s poll is for Artists, don’t forget to post your vote!

December 2016 Poll – Artists
It was a very successful year for TOM SPEIGHT, with well received releases and some great gigs, He came top in the December Poll. Just behind in second was LUKE JACKSON, who also had a good year , supporting Marillion on their European tour and gigging across the UK both by himself and with others. His latest album Tall Tales And Rumours, released towards the end of the year has bIeen hailed as a critical success. In third place came RYAN JAGGER, although he didn’t release any new music, he criss crossed the UK appearing at Pride events to great acclaim. JOE WALLER has been building a strong reputation as a singer/songwriter and took fourth place. Regular AOLM  favourite, JOHNSON JAY, who has been wowing audiences in London and ambient music producer DEXTER BRITAIN filleD the final spots.

November 2016 Poll -Bands
QUIET LIONS again topped the November Poll, a fair way ahead of UNSUNG LILY. The Afghan band KABUL DREAMS, now based in the USA came third. There was a three way tie, for fourth, UK based EDWARDALICE, French based, OCEAN STORM and USA based THE UNDECIDED MAJORS.

With the advent of the new website, we have decided to run a single Poll each month alternating between Bands and Artists.