PILERATS' (AWESOME) SHIT LIST 2013
100 things that were gr8 in 2013.
2013 was a good year. Lots of stuff happened. Lots of people did stuff. We did stuff. And lots of things made the last 365 days awesome, so here’s a 100 things that in some way shape or form made our year.
Disclaimer: If you are at all butt-hurt about what is or isn’t on this list, or where someone or something is featured on the list above or below something or someone else, you shouldn’t be reading lists. It’s a really long list, so some stuff has some words about it, others don’t, simply because it’s December 31, we have literally one day left to post this list, so without further ado, here 'tis:
100: THE INTERNET
Without it, this, us, and life as we know it, wouldn’t be possible.
Just put this here ‘cause it reminds us of that song of his. His album wasn’t that good earlier this year.
‘Cause it’s fucking fun to hassle whatever DJ is playing at whatever club you are at by shoving your phone in his/her face with it simply stating PLAY SOME TRAP! Although TNGHT did just BREAK UP, so is edm white kid trap dead now?
97: SCARLETT JOHANSSON
Esquire magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2013, and zero arguments here.
96: MAD MEN
If you're not watching this show, we feel sorry for you.
95: TIE: BATKID/BATDAD
93: MEXICAN FOOD
Not sure about the rest of the country, but Mexican Food took hold of Perth like never before, and we ate lots of it.
Every year we show up on the cultural map that little bit bolder, and this year was no different. Plus WE are from Perth and we think it's the best. Hometown pride yo.
91: SPRING BREAKERS
All grow'd up Disney girls + James Franco = best.
90: A$AP ROCKY & MOB
89: KAI NEVILLE
88: AUSTRALIAN SOUND
Dirty phrase now, but buzz words aside Australia birthed a shit-ton of amazing producers in 2013. Let’s see how long they all last.
87: ASHLEY SKY
“Selfie” was named Oxford Dictionary’s Word Of The Year, and it first appeared on an Australian online forum, another claim to fame for our great southern land.
85: GOOGLE SATELLITE WI-FI
84: BUSH BEING COOL AGAIN
Not George Bush ;)
83: PACIFIC RIM
Switch brain to off and relish in some blockbuster goodness that is pretty much Godzilla VS Optimus Prime
82: SWEAT IT OUT
What So Not, Rufus, Motez, Indian Summer… Their roster gets stronger and stronger, and it all began thanks to the absolute legend that is AJAX (R.I.P you amazing human).
Shouts 2 Riff Raff for single handedly keeping that app alive.
Never not FUNNY.
79: MISFIT SURFBOARDS
Legends who do a lot of inspiring and generally COOL SHIT.
78: KING KRULE
77: HOT DOGS OR LEGS
Either way, we all win.
76: WE DID IT COLLECTIVE
Shlohmo, Groundislava, D33J, RL Grime and friends released a lot of AMAZING SHIT this year. Keep an eye on their visual dude Sus Boy in 2014.
75: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
74: WAVE RACER
Burst onto the scene with Rock U Tonite, did not put a single foot wrong remix-wise afterward.
73: THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN
Finding love, ecstacy and viagra with Ron Weasley, Shia LeBeouf and that guy from The Inbetweeners in Romania. Final scene is some epic shit cut to that huge m83 song that says "carry on" a whole bunch of times. Must see!
72: ANCHORMAN 2
It wasn’t as brilliant as number one, but if you thought it was going to be you were deluded.
71: THE MOUNTAIN (DOT COM) TSHIRTS
You don’t know legendary status til you’ve got a wolf pack on your shirt.
Can't not mention it. Is Diplo responsible for giving it a leg up into white culture? Would Miley have heard of twerking if it weren't for that Major Lazer video?
Every year making us go to the gym that much more…
68: TIE: BALANCE & COMPOSURE / DAYLIGHT
Both put out top ten worthy guitars and drums records this year. Hair on your face and pint glass in the fucking air. More HERE
67: TIE: SEA PUNK/FADE HAIRCUTS
Same as last year, girls went to the trippy colour's and guys went to the barber.
Eventually the entire internet will just be a series of lists. The laziest form of online journalism.
64: ED SNOWDEN
Dropped some serious knowledge bombs on the world in 2013. His CHRISTMAS MESSAGE is worth checking out.
63: HUMANS OF NEW YORK
One of our favourite WEBSITES this year.
62: CAI RUSSO
We professed our love for her a few issues back in the magazine, now she's in a Justin Bieber video and we no longer stand a chance :(
Better than ever.
We got to meet Fidlar at Splendour, had a feeling they’d be fun, and when they came to Perth we had much fun. Their self-titled album this year was gr8.
59: KOKON TO ZAI
Get around this rather splendid FASHION LABEL from London via Russia.
58: BUCKET HATS
For dudes with big heads, these are a godsend.
57: SHELLAC NAILS
All of our respective partners and girl_friends froth on these, so we froth in accordance.
56: WHAT SO NOT
So many bang0rz in 2013, signed to old mate Skrilly’s label, and just generally killed it the entire year.
55. SAHARA RAY
54: NIKE ROSHES
53: ALYSHA NETT
She was super-happy to be featured in our mag, told all her friends about it and made us all dough-eyed and love-struck.
52: JAMES FRANCO
Put it this way, this is the editor’s girlfriend’s “celebrity pass”, and he’s completely okay with that. Spring Breakers and This Is The End were amazing, and that Bound 2 rip with Seth Rogen almost broke the INTERNET.
Still ahead of the game.
We threw fucking heaps of them this year, and it made us 400% happier every single time.
49: JESSIE ANDREWS
Just head to her TUMBLR and see why she’s our fave porn star/model/DJ/awesome person.
Still the best animated show going around.
Look after some legendary bands like Violent Soho, DZ Deathrays, Snakadaktal and City Calm Down, and for some reason seem to really like us – something we are eternally grateful for cuz they are a bunch of rad dudes.
Even though it cost one of us a lot of money when he got his wallet stolen, this shit was epically convenient.
Get. Singularity. Now
44: SAILOR JERRY
Got us really drunk lots in 2013, always happy to help out a party.
43: ALISON WONDERLAND
Released her first single this year, came over to the west a few times and absolutely killed it each and every time.
42: RYAN GOSLING
Absolute dreamboat, and that WON’T EAT HIS CEREAL thing was hilarious.
41: WILLOW BEATS
This little two-some make some incredible music, and let us tour them around the country earlier this year for sold out national tour, and it was GREAT.
40: PITBULL/KE$HA TOUR CANCELLATION
The fact that these two global “superstars” had to cancel their Australian tour this year due to lack of ticket sales renewed our faith in the Australian public’s taste in music.
Great album, so many memes, so many emotions.
38. CARA DELEVINGNE
Please just keep being weird.
37: VIOLENT SOHO
Hungry Ghost proved grunge ain’t dead.
What’s a Vans?
35: NINA LAS VEGAS
Not just ‘cause she DJs good and is a lovely lady who we filmed one of our favourite interviews with, she supports those who unreservedly deserve it, the underground kids in it for the right reason. Something that built the very foundations of this magazine.
34: DAVID GUTTENFELDER
An absolutely incredible photo journalist, armed with an iPhone, Instagram account and a AAA pass to North Korea – head to his WEBSITE now.
33: ST. JEROME'S LANEWAY FESTIVAL
We got to tour with the festival earlier this year and make a whole free issue out of it. Always one step ahead of everyone else in terms of act selection.
32: TIE: MICK FANNING/BEN PLAYER
Two of the world’s most talented watermen, both winning the world titles on their respective crafts. The boogie will always be close to our hearts.
Say what you want about their “deep house” pedigree, Settle is a fucking hit machine, and pads out 75% of our DJ sets.
29: JENNIFER LAWRENCE
28: PHARRELL WILLIAMS
Still the coolest cat in school, and the 24-hour video clip for HAPPY is some next-level shit.
Not the 1999 COMEDY/DRAMA starring Elizabeth Shue as a retarded woman, although left us retarded a lot over various stages of 2013.
26: JAMES BLAKE
Overgrown was a great album, and his live sets in the country around Splendour time melted our minds/hearts.
25: SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
Speaking of, we got to go there and make another issue based entirely around the festival. During which time we hung out with retarded Elizabeth Shue a lot, had Wavves piss in a bottle for us, and danced. Oh how we danced.
24: SKRILLEX SUMMIT VIDEO CLIP
Our video lord Moonclad Kid made a video for Skrillex, which he released on January 2, and is now sitting pretty at 21,000,000+ PLAYS.
23: CIRCO FESTIVAL
We helped organise this festival in a MONTH, which featured Flight Facilities, Chet Faker, Hermitude, Wave Racer, Ta-ku, Mr Carmack, Djemba Djemba, Dune Rats, Ground Is Lava, Giraffage, Girl Unit, JeromeLOL, Evian Christ, New York Transit Authority and more. Needless to say it, and the stupid after party, was a good time.
22: KARL STEFANOVIC
Dude just wins at everything.
“Hey PR team, you can sit this one out, I’m just gonna release this fucking incredible album un-announced”.
20: RUSSELL BRAND
Showed the world in 2013 he’s a LOT MORE than just a funny guy.
The first movie in a long time that you HAD to go to the movies to see. Yeah there was a few things about it that kinda sucked, but as far as pure cinema goes, Gravity was a full-blown experience.
18: THE SMITH STREET BAND
No band in 2013 pumped us up more than Wil Wagner and friends. Every time moral was low, Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams lifted the spirits. They even played in our OFFICE this one time.
17: THE RED WEDDING
16: GTA 5
A final gift before…
15: CONSOLE WARS
PS4 and XBox One, next gen gaming, extreme productivity decrease.
We feel like this ARTICLE covers our feelings towards Snapchat well enough.
13: THE ASHES
If you can find a producer who deserves more plaudits than TA-KU finally received in 2013, we’ll high-five ya.
11: GAY MARRIAGE
Easily a top 10/#1, but only once Australia sorts its shit out. Regardless, this year saw a massive step forward for the union between same sex couples, and that’s an unequivocally awesome thing.
And the top 10 things we loved about 2013...
10: PILERATS RECORDS
We promise this is the last of our own trumpets we’ll below, but the end of the year saw us launch Pilerats Records. While we’ve only released one track so far (and a pretty bloody good one by SABLE we feel), watch this space for big things in 2014.
Dude was farking everywhere in 2013, and for damn good reasons that we don’t really need to go over.
8: PING PONG
We put a ping pong table in the office. It was probably the best thing to happen to our office in 2013, a year when lots of good (and truly terrible) things happened in that office. Plus apparently Susan Sarandon LOVES IT. It's seriously number eight out of a hundred good.
7: SILK ROAD
So much drama, so much drugs, we still don’t understand BITCOINS though.
Much funny. Such lol. The laziest, most perfect internet junk food of 2013.
5: DUNE RATS
Our brothers in name, music and party, we had more fun with Dune Rats in 2013 than any other band. Most specifically, filming the GREEN VERSION of Red Light, Green Light, and THAT INTERVIEW with DZ Deathrays and BC afterwards.
4: EMILY RATAJKOWSKI
We love her enough to easily be able to Google her last name.
3: KANYE WEST
Love him or hate him, the dude is a fucking entertainer, and he entertained us more in 2013 than almost any other artist/celebrity.
2: BREAKING BAD
Thanks for the memories Walter and Jesse, we’ll miss you more than anyone. If you know of any television show in history that wrapped things up more perfectly than Breaking Bad, we’ll eat our hats.
1: MILEY CYRUS
She won 2013. Hands down.
See you in 2014 fuckers!