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.
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. Telling us their favourite events/gigs and what we can look forward to from them next year.
Our next take over comes from the boisterous Bristol trio Memory Of Elephants. Another successful year under this band’s belt, with a tour alongside Codices in the summer, performing as People Like Milk Products at this
Top 5 releases of the year:
Idles – Joy As An Act Of
Pijn – Loss
No Violet – Faces
Aiming for Enrike – Las
KEN Mode – Loved
The Redneck Manifesto – The How
Pinkshinyultrablast – Miserable Miracles
No Age – Snares Like A Haircut
The best show you have played this year
We’ve been pretty quiet this year on the gig front (mainly because we’ve been in the studio working on our debut album, Beachballin’) but we had the
The best gig you have attended
In terms of gigs, 2018 has been very kind to us – there’s so many to choose from! Highlights definitely include Pijn at the Fleece, Mogwai in St Davids Hall, At The
Highlights of your year
Again, playing ArcTanGent Festival but finally getting into the studio to record our debut album has been a big mile stone for us. We’ve been a band for over 6 years now so an album is definitely over due.
Artist/Band to watch for 2019
No Violet continue to amaze us whenever we catch them live.
Plans for the New Year
We’re finally releasing our debut album, Beachballin’, in the Spring! We’ve been working on it for over 2 years now so to be within reach of sending it off to the world is very exciting. Expect tours, festivals and a whole load of riffs.
Thank you Memory of Elephants, looking forward to hearing that debut album SO soon! http://memoryofelephants.bandcamp.com