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Posted January 3rd 2013

Happy New Year! 2012 Round Up & New Announcements!

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you’ve all recovered from celebrating by now! We wanted to take a look back over the fantastic 50+ shows we brought to Brighton’s shores in 2012. We kicked it off with our annual French festival Vive La France! and went on to some greats including King Creosote – who will be joining us again in April at The Basement, the legendary Sinead O’Connor, Brighton’s very own Blood Red Shoes, The Staves (who enjoyed Brighton so much they came back again in November!) Sharon Van Etten, the glorious Beach House, Andrew Bird, Brighton Japan japanese festival in an association with Moshi Moshi, the beautiful Kimya Dawson, Wild Beasts’ warm up Latitude show, Melting Vinyl favourite Dan Le Sac, Charlatans legend Tim Burgess, Martha Wainwright at St George’s.. have we said enough? No? Enjoy our list of all the Melting Vinyl shows of 2012 below, and tweet us @MeltingVinyl your highlights!

Vive La France!

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

Gannets (feat. Fyfe Dangerfield)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Oddfellows Casino

We Have Band


Rachel Sermanni

Sinead O’Connor

Tony Benn & Roy Bailey

Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell

Craig Finn

oF Montreal

Blood Red Shoes

Patrick Watson

The Staves

Sharon Van Etten

Beach House


Jim White

Andrew Bird

David Thomas Broughton

Best Coast

Brighton Japan

Kimya Dawson

Perfume Genius

Wild Beasts

Nite Jewel

Dark Dark Dark



James Yorkston

Beth Jeans Houghton

Dan Le Sac & Friends

Chapelier Fou

Micachu & The Shapes

Francois & The Atlas Mountains

Zombie Zombie

Tim Burgess

Micah P Hinson



The Staves

Oui Love

Ravens & Chimes

Beth Orton

Martha Wainwright

Roller Trio

Melting Vinyl Xmas Party

Also we have THREE new announcements! In exactly one month from today we have the fantastic funky-folk Erin McKeown at The Latest Music Bar! Over the last decade, Erin has spent an average of 200 nights onstage each year. She has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Later with Jools Holland, NPR, BBC, and has had her music placed in numerous films, television shows, and adverts.

In April we have dream electro pop girls TEEN at The Haunt on Wednesday 3rd. TEEN’s songs are mysterious and dark, exploring the many sensitivities and emotions, and relying heavily on its vocal arrangements and harmonies to give a very unique sound.

On the 13th the band that inspired Pixies and Joy Divison visit us at The Haunt – Pere Ubu! Pere Ubu make a music that is a disorienting mix of midwestern groove rock, “found” sound, analog synthesizers, falling-apart song structures and careening vocals. It is a mix that has mesmerized critics, musicians and fans for decades. Dont miss out on a rare opportunity to see this band in action.

All tickets are on sale through the website. We look forward to seeing you/tweeting you soon!