It’s that time once again, as the countdown to the end of 2017 rapidly approaches we take a personal look back on familiar names, features and musicians’ best releases of the past 12 months. In what has been a crazy year of highs and lows it’s the releases that have pulled a lot of people through the year. Now in it’s 7th year, Circuit Sweet will be hosting takeovers from the featured artists/musicians/labels and promoters of the site with their personal top 5 releases of the year.
Continuing our annual end of year tradition we let our favourites take over the site to tell us the records that have made their end of year lists, their favourite events/gigs and what we can look forward to from them next year.
It’s no surprise that once again we’ve asked one of our favourite labels to join in with our end of year special. 2017 has been another incredibly rewarding year for the likes of Sargent House with the release of 10 outstanding albums and a single release. Countless tours, releases and multiple acts joining forces with Sargent House– they’ve continued to thrive over the last 12 months. Several of their 2017 releases such as Brutus, Blis and Tera Melos can be seen topping many End Of Year lists especially on our Rad Releases feature too.
For our next take over we hand the site to Brittany Baker who is an assistant for Sargent House to see what records have made her year….
(Sandy) Alex G – Rocket
Mutoid Man – War Moans
Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives
Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
Blis. – No One Loves You
BROCKHAMPTON – Saturation II
Question Everything, Inc.
Converge – The Dust in Us
Metz – Strange Peace
Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence EP
The Null Corporation
Yaeji – EP2
Best Gig of 2017
Depeche Mode @ Hollywood Bowl
Opened by Warpaint.
You can really tell Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode loves his job. He didn’t stop dancing for a second.
Label Highlights of the Year
Sargent House (obviously)
Loma Vista Recordings
Artist/Band to watch for 2018
Plans for the New Year
A huge thank you Brittany and a thank you to Sargent House! With you all the way with your plans for the new year and wish you and the label the best 2018!