It’s that time once again, as the countdown to the end of 2018 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 another crazy year of highs and lows- it’s the releases that have pulled a lot of people through the year. Now in it’s 8th year, Circuit Sweet will be hosting takeovers from the featured artists/musicians/labels and promoters of the site with their personal top releases of the year.
Kick starting 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. Telling us their favourite events/gigs and what we can look forward to from them next year.
Following our first part special speaking with Rémy of the incredible duo La Jungle, we return to the final part where we hand the site over to Mat– guitarist/keys/vocals. Described as a duo with six strings and four barrels in
TOP 5 RELEASES
1 / Riddles by Ed Schrader Music Beat (US)
They promote a gig in Baltimore for my other band Petula
2 / ‘>>>’ by Beak> (UK)
They have their own universe. I like to play in it.
3 / Joy as an act of resistance by Idles (UK)
Message in a bottle for everyone.
4 / Dubs Vol. 01 by Proven Recording (Colin Langenus) (US)
As Colin says on his
5 / Superior State by Rendez-vous (FR)
A new post-punk taste candy bar ready to eat.
Best show played
Same answer as Remy 😉 (read here)
Best gigs attended and highlights
Housewives at Sniester Fest (Den Haag NL
)Stakattak at Beurschoubeurs (Brussels)
SchnellerTollerMeier at Channel Zero (Ljubljana)
Part Chimp at ArcTenGent Fest (Bristol)
Snapped Ankles at Le Vecteur (Charleroi)
Sleaford Mods at Ancienne Belgique (Brussels)
Artist to watch
Plans for the new year
Release a new album and to tour as much as possible with La Jungle.
To paint hundreds of canvas.
A huge thank you for participating in our end of year special.
Having made our 2018 by catching your standout show at ArcTanGent in the summer. We can’t wait to see hear the new album!!