Posted November 21st 2013
Resident’s records of the year!
The much-loved Brighton indie music store, Resident, has released their top 100 albums of 2013 and we’re really happy to have many of our acts featured on it.
The politically-aware Northern Malian band, Tamikrest, is featured at number 8 in Resident’s list for World music, with their album Chatma (glitterbeat). We put Tamikrest on last month at the Komedia and it was a captivating performance, incorporating traditional African music with Western pop and rock styles whilst singing in Tamashek!
Watch video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLBFQ3q3Krg
Laura Veirs is in at number 78 with her latest album Warp & Weft (Bella Union). She played for Melting Vinyl at the Komedia earlier this month. Veirs combines lush instrumentation with some, at times, dark themes. It is a lovely contrast that makes her always such an endearing artist to witness live.
Watch video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P8mfvCGKyg
Other Melting Vinyl artists we’re really pleased to see featured on the list:
John Hopkins – Immunity – 6
John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts – 7
Melt Yourself Down – Melt Yourself Down – 10
Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus – 15
The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess – 43
Low – The Invisible Way – 48
Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind – 54
Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle – 56
Deerhunter – Monomania – 67
Retribution Gospel Choir – 3 – 74
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City – 80
Anna Calvi – One Breath – 82
Iron & Wine – Ghost On Ghost – 86
Emiliana Torrini – Tookah – 89
Keep an eye out for our upcoming December shows (tickets available at Resident or ticketweb.co.uk/meltingvinyl) which we’re really looking forward to!
Friday 6th December: Esmerine at St. George’s Church, Brighton.
Tuesday 10th December: The Blood Arm at The Green Door Store, Brighton.
Thursday 12th December: Asgeir at The Green Door Store, Brighton.
Monday 16th December: Patrick Wolf at The Old Market, Brighton.