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Posted December 8th 2016

Resident’s top album list 2016

Our fave record shop Resident have released their top album 2016 list and we are so happy to have worked with so many of these acts this year. <3

Michael Kiwanuka – love and hate – #4
We had Michael Kiwanuka play The Great Escape this year at St. George’s Church. Super happy that his album was also Mercury nominated this year, well deserved.

Cavern of anti-matter – void beats / invocation trex – #16
Cavern of anti-matter sold out Patterns earlier this year playing from the debut album, including psychedelic lights from Innerstrings lightshow, it was thrilling.

Haley Bonar – impossible dream – #20
Haley Bonar has been making absolute waves this year, and we’re not surprised given the strength of her new album ‘Impossible Dream’. She played on Jools Holland and has made a bunch of end of year lists. We’re having her back in March at the Komedia after selling out Green Door Store last October. Info and tickets HERE.

Bat for Lashes – The Bride – #47
The wonderful Bat For Lashes returned and played a pre-album launch show at St. George’s Church which we looked after. The haunting new songs came to life in church.

Julianna Barwick – will – #50
So happy to have had Julianna Barwick play Brighton this year along with her stunning new album Will. She transported the audience to another world with her amazing and unique style of looped vocals and electronica.

Karl Blau – introducing karl blau – #78
Karl Blau played The Latest Music Bar with tender, intimate and witty songs. He needs no introduction really.

The Cult of Dom Keller – goodbye to the light – #8
Nottingham’s psych band played the Lewes Psychedelic Festival earlier this year and were absolutely brilliant. Groovy and infectious!

Liima – ii – #107
The new project from members of Efterklang played Patterns earlier this year with their own brand of electro/experimental-pop in support of their album ‘ii’ out on 4AD.

Marissa Nadler – strangers – #108
Marissa Nadler played a sold-out Prince Albert this year to an audience of admirers. We couldn’t have asked for a more fitting atmosphere for her intimate and smoky music.

Jesu / Sun Kil Moon¬†–¬†Jesu / Sun Kil Moon – #109
We love what Sun Kil Moon does, so when he was paired with the drone-esque music of Jesu we knew we just had to have him back. Concorde 2 was treated to a wonderful set of sonic delights.

The Handsome Family – unseen – #112
We’re highly anticipating the return of The Handsome Family. They will be playing Concorde 2 on March 3 in support of their new album ‘Unseen’. Info and tickets HERE.

The Lucid Dream – compulsion songs – #131
The Lucid Dream play the (already sold out!) Lewes Psychedelic Festival January 21, as well as the new Folkestone Psychedelic Festival April. Many chances to catch them so don’t miss! Info and tickets HERE

C Duncan – the midnight sun – #156
C Duncan sold out and played The Basement last year in support of his Mercury nominated debut ‘Architect’. He’s now returned with sophomore, more electronic-tinged album ‘Midnight Sun’ and he’ll be playing Komedia on January 31. Info and tickets HERE.

Wrekmeister Harmonies – light falls – #165
Wrekmeister Harmonies was tour support for Marissa Nadler earlier this year and we thought his post-rock / drone compositions were fantastic.

Explosions in the Sky – the wilderness – #169
Explosions in the Sky EXPLODED the Dome earlier this year. Fantastic show, post-rock geniuses!

Flamingods – majesty – #182
Flamingods play the already sold out Lewes Psychedelic Festival next year, they are so good live, we can’t wait!

Cate Le Bon – crab day – #191
Cate Le Bon played Patterns earlier this year and was fantastic, we love the new album, and look forward to the new EP early next year.