Rad Releases 23 – Circuit Sweet
This year has marked the annual feature’s 13th anniversary and the 14th year of this site; I am honestly so honoured at the response of the feature each year, from the contributors to the readers. I can only personally thank each person who has spent their time creating their own Rad Releases feature. It’s one of my favourite times of year for the site, we get to discover so many records that we may have missed through the year and look up at these artists to watch for next year.
I am astounded that little blog has hit 14 years, 14 years dedicated to promoting music, labels, and releases old and new. 2023 has marked another significant year for the site, with over 700 + reviews added to Circuit Sweet over the last 12 months, a year of features with over 500+ specific features penned and we’ve loved to host exclusive video premieres, single streams, EP plays and general release features. It’s always such a privilege to stream something so important!
Of the features a whole host of incredible musicians and outfits have graced the site, a quick handful include- Middle Kids, Conchúr White, Beirut, Teenage Tom Petties, Bombay Bicycle Club, Ducks Ltd, Beans, Freyja Elsy, Langkamer, Real Estate, Adwaith, English Teacher, Wings of Desire, Philip Selway, Halo Maud, Ghost Women, The Twilight Singers, Mildlife, Foxxglove, Two Blinks I Love You, Dignan Porch, Angharad , Water From Your Eyes, Silent Forum, Captain Scarlet, Nudista, Hilang Child, Cruush, Barrie, Marika Hackman, Cloth, University, Slift, AhGeebe, Sleemo, Mint Field, Algiers, The Planes, The Joy Formidable, O., Katy J Pearson, The Serfs, Yay Maria, Bar Italia, Los Blancos, Parcs, The Big Moon, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Pip Blom, Brad Stank, Seán Grant And The Wolfgang, Flamingods, The Kills, W.H.Lung, The Drums, Ratboys, Breeze, Indigos, Sourdough, Mary Lattimore, Nation Of Language, Clementine Valentine, Teeth of the Sea, Sorry, Caleb Nichols, Arny Margret, Bush Tetras, Wandering Summer, Slow Pulp, Sweeping Promises, Powerplants, Mandy Indiana, Candy Claws, Joanna Sternberg, Dead Method, George Fitzgerald, Telgate, Kevin Morby, Opus Kink, Rogue Jones, Pynch, Westerman, Tape Runs Out, The Toms, Terry, Show Dogs and Screaming Females – to name just a few!
After a little hiatus for the live shows it’s been so wonderful to be back in venues and just in awe of our favourite musicians touring the UK, already excited to see what events are around the corner in 2024.
I feel incredibly lucky that I have Circuit Sweet as a platform, if I feel I can promote a musician and their work in any way shape, or form then I have done my job- so once again thank you all for supporting my little site for 14 years now, it’s just a teeny tiny team giving their free time to help creatives in any way possible.
Once again I have compiled a special playlist of the most loved artists and their music that have made such an impact on Circuit Sweet this year. Find the playlist streaming below and I hope you can find a new artist or song that becomes essential to you
A Huge Thank you – Naomi x