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Posted November 15th 2012

Next Week’s Shows & Next Year’s Thoughts…

December is nearly here! (kind of). Which means parties, Christmas, New Years Eve (hence the fireworks), and lots and lots of Christmas food. But while everyone’s been preparing for the festive season it got us thinking about 2013 – which is only 47 days away! YIKES! So as we’re thinking of our year coming to end, we wanted to ask you this…

Who would you love us to book for a show for 2013? Who’s had an amazing album this year and you would love to see come to Brighton? Tweet us at @MeltingVinyl and let us know, and you never know your new favourite band could be on their way to our lovely seaside town sooner than you think!

While we let you ponder that subject, check out the EXCITING music we’re bringing to you in the next week!

On Tuesday we have two – yes TWO – fantastic shows lined up for you!

The first is the exciting French Oui Love Tour at The Blind Tiger Club! If you haven’t heard, Oui Love is an interactive platform hailing from the land that previously delivered us the likes of Daft Punk, Justice and M83. With support from the French Music Bureau & The Institut Français, Oui Love launched in 2009 with a breakout 12 dates tour of UK shores showcasing the best up and coming French music to the UK audience. On Tuesday the 20th, Oui Love is coming to our seaside city and bringing some amazing French artists with them!

A sombre voice and the heat of the dancefloor are the defining features of our first artist Yan Wagner. What is unique about Yan Wagner is his skill in the electronic genre, but he has a voice and does not hide behind his machines. In other words : a singer of electronic pop.

Think back to May and the Brighton chaos that is The Great Escape Festival, Juveniles made quite an impression. In fact, such an impression that our friends at Brighton Noise say that they were one of their highlights from the whole festival (that’s out of 300+ artists, which is pretty good we think). With New Order as spiritual fathers, and Metronomy and Cut Copy as dream-godfathers, Juveniles honed their bewitching electronic pop, rich with an elastic beat and catchy choruses. No wonder they’re becoming so popular!

Keeping the Disco-Electro-Funk spirit alive is Jupiter, a French-English duo based in Paris, but they first met one night in London. An empty dancefloor. Jupiter happily quote a wider range of influences, such as Sly & Robbie, Beach House, Alan Parsons Project, Siriusmo or even the Beastie Boys. They’ve also remixed for Metronomy, Anoraak and Two Door Cinema Club, so we expect everyone at The Blind Tiger Club to get on their dancing shoes for these two.

Special guest of the night is Omega Male, whose new album you can listen to here on SoundCloud, is David Best of Brighton minimalist kraut-funk outfit Fujiya & Miyagi. Full Time Hobby describes them as ‘laptop sex music played by two white dudes’. What have you got to lose?

Tickets are only a fiver for this – that’s 4 bands for just a fiver. Dance along and have fun with us.

On the same night, our favourite sisters The Staves join us once again at Komedia with support from the wonderfully talented Luke Sital-Singh is one to watch out for, a refreshing talent set to re establish the boundaries of what one man and a guitar are capable of. The press are going mad for him too, with Lauren Laverne describing him as “unbelievably good” this is a guy you do not want to miss in such a lovely, intimate space. The Staves have been busy supporting Bon Iver recently, and also recently appeared on Later… With Jools Holland which you can watch back here! Tickets for this one are going really really fast so click here to get yours while you still can.

Also next week at The Hope we introduce to you some indie art school kids from New York – Ravens & Chimes! According to our mates at Brighton Noise “They sound bloody brilliant” which we can agree with. Totally. Their second album ‘ Holiday Life’ is pulsing with triumphant energy, and The New York Post describing it as “Big-hearted, indie rock balladry” we are really, really, excited for this one. Tickets are available here!

Remember to tweet us at @MeltingVinyl with your thoughts on bands for 2013, we’d love to know what you think!