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 takeover comes from Widnes band Salt The Snail, the progressive quartet who create angular,
- Top Records of 2018
5. Album: Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want
Have you heard it? It’s truly immense. Not long released else it may take the top slot. We haven’t quite got our heads around it’s greatness quite yet
4. Album: Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer.
Brighter than the sun. Such a happy album
3. EP: Forever in Debt – Forget Me Knot.
Anyone who is into grunge will LOVE this. Immense, powerhouses riffs galore and we share the same drummer
2. Single: SPQR – Blood Pump.
Jawdropping song from one of the best bands on the DIY circuit bar none
1. EP: Sweet Deals on Surgery – Self Titled EP.
It’s just so stupidly catchy, still has anger, aggression and good message across each song. It’s a masterclass
- The best show you have played this year
Well this year has been incredible for gigs. We don’t think there has been a bad one we have played. Playing in Newcastle at Little Buildings was great, Upgefukt fest at The Brixton Windmill, Glastonferret in Preston, out the back at Tank Bar in St Helens was unexpectedly brilliant. We did a Vs set against Bleach Sweets at WRONG Festival too which was amazing, we were both set up on the same stage and went song for song to the death. We have to say it’s a tie between the first ever SNAILMANIA our debut headline show which sold out at The Jacaranda and our Lazer Quest single launch which we played in an actual Lazer Quest. Both were mental
- The best gig you have attended
SPQR who played a few sets after us at WRONG festival just blew our brains out. It was like watching a flower blossom but if the flower was made out of pure steel
- Highlights of your year
Being able to release both Lazer Quest and Spanish Announce Table this year and them both being received so well has been amazing. It makes us want to work even harder to up our game again in 2019. Our main highlight has to be George joining us as our new bassist, we played a show in London in October, stayed at his mum and dads and she made a chicken pie so nice that we should have called the police
- Artist/Band to watch for 2019
Checkout the entire Society of Losers roster: Forever in Debt, Sweet Deals on Surgery, Dead Houses, Wife and Bisch Nadar. Outside of that we think you will be hearing a lot more from Crapsons, Mr Ted, Springfield Elementary, Death and the Penguin and Bleach Body. We think 2019 will be the year that SPQR and False Advertising break the glass ceiling
- Plans for the New Year
Our MO now is to get our next single/video for Junkyard Cat done and ready for release hopefully by February. We will arrange SNAILMANIA II around this and we have some truly stupid plans for this, after
A huge thank you Salt The Snail, we can’t wait to see what’s ahead for you all.