Circuit Sweet Interview, Feature, News


December 29, 2018

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 years ArcTanGent and teaming up with Chiyoda Ku to do so. Plus they’ve completely crushed their pledge campaign in gaining support for their debut album release Beachballin’ in 2019. We hand over to the three to find out more about their top albums of the year and more…

Top 5 releases of the year:

Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistanc

 Pijn – Loss

No Violet – Faces 

Frontierer – Unloved

Aiming for Enrike – Las Napalmas 

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 honour of playing ArcTanGent Festival again as part of People Like Milk Products. The atmosphere was absolutely insane and it was definitely one of the coolest things we’ve ever done.

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 Drive In at 2000 Trees Festival and Idles at Primavera Festival.

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!

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