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Posted December 8th 2014

Our 2014 highlights

2014 is almost over, we can’t believe it! We had such a fantastic year full of brilliant shows that we thoroughly enjoyed putting on.

We look back at some of our highlights and who we’re getting excited for in 2015!

1. Favourite live show/s of 2014.
2. Favourite album/s of 2014.
3. Favourite MV shows of 2014.
4. Who/what are you looking forward to in 2015?

Anna’s highlights:

“2015 was a great year for shows, Sylvan Esso with their slick electro rave pop and LED strip lights at Green Door Store blew me away.
Courtney Barnett at the Great escape in May was a brilliant story-teller, telling it from her perspective in a Kimya Dawson kind of way.
Alvvays and their catchy pop for an album release, I couldn’t stop dancing to either of them at the shows 🙂
Also Gruff Rhys ‘American Interior’ album was a well crafted masterpiece to be treasured.”


Will’s highlights:

1. Favourite live show/s of 2014:
The Gene Clark No Other Band @ End of the Road Festival
Turbowolf @ The Barfly

2. Favourite album/s of 2014:
The Third Day by North Atlantic Oscillation
Loom by Fear Of Men
Soft Friday by Coves
Too Bright by Perfume Genius
Always Returning by Engineers

3. Favourite MV show/s of 2014:
Ezra Furman @ The Green Door Store
St. Vincent @ Eastbourne Winter Garden
Real Estate & Alvvays @ Komedia

4. 2015:
The new Turbowolf record.


Helen’s highlights:

1. Favourite live show/s of 2014:
Gazelle Twin @ The Green Door Store
Anna Calvi @ All Saints Church
Hundred Waters @ The Hope
Real Estate @ La Route du Rock

2. Favourite album/s of 2014:
St. Vincent by St. Vincent
Soused by Scott Walker + Sunn O)))
Ruins by Grouper
Loom by Fear Of Men
Total Strife Forever by East India Youth

3. Favourite MV show/s of 2014:
St. Vincent @ Eastbourne Winter Garden
Fear Of Men @ The Hope

4. 2015:
Fear Of Men
East India Youth
D.D Dumbo


Jorge’s highlights:

1. Favourite live show/s of 2014:
King Ayisoba @ Cowley Club

2. Favourite album/s of 2014:
Celestite by Wolves In The Throne Room
Sir Coxsone In The Dance, The Foundation Sound by Studio One Dancehall
Taaritt by Mamman Sani

3. Favourite MV show/s of 2014:
Sons Of Kemet @ Komedia
Xylouris White @ The Hope

4. 2015:
Polar Bear
Richard Dawson
Van Coeur


Adam’s highlights:

1. Favourite live show of 2014:
Jack White @ Glastonbury 2014
“He came on stage as drunk as ever and smoking cigarettes throughout the entire set, yet playing flawlessly and with such passion and stamina, never a dull moment in that set, I felt privileged to watch it, a gig I’ll tell my grand kids about!”

2. Favourite album/release of 2014:
Alvvays by Alvvays
“I loved listening to this album, its one of the very few indie-pop bands that I like, with them having something really unique and bubbly about their music, I’ve listened to this album all the way through so many times and still can’t get enough, I look forward to their future releases, providing they can match up to this amazing debut!”

3. Favourite MV show/s of 2014:
St. Vincent @ Eastbourne Winter Garden
“I was so excited for this show even before I started working at Melting Vinyl, after seeing her at End Of The Road Festival, to see her again in Eastbourne would truly be something special. She gave an amazing performance that left everyone I spoke to about the show gobsmacked, along with a longing for more live music in Eastbourne.”

4. 2015:
“An Eastbourne band that just recently signed to Hopeless Records (the same as bands such as New Found Glory) and are set to become huge, currently writing their new album and just finished touring with Enter Shikari, this is a band to look out for in the near future!”