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Posted November 8th 2012

It’s Christmas Party Time!

We’ve only just got into November but everyone is already talking about Christmas (typically) so we have some very special news for you all.. Melting Vinyl are throwing a wonderful Xmas party at The Green Door Store! With two bands announced and even more to be confirmed!

One of which we’re excited to announce is Coves!  If you haven’t heard of Coves yet they have been here, there and everywhere from hanging out with the lovely miss Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music to playing a sold out London show for ATP recently. From Lemington-Spa, they’ve been praised by Huw Stevens for NME, Zane Lowe proclaimed them as one of his favourite new bands on Radio 1, and our Brighton no-it-all friend The Recommender also has great things to say about them. Remember when the fantastic TOY supported The Horrors at Concorde 2 all that time ago? Well TOY have recently remixed a Coves track, which you can listen to here.

Next we have Brighton favourites The Peppermint Beat Band! Here at Melting Vinyl HQ we love this band.  They make an exciting blend of rootsy folk rock and psychedelia, with a whorl of vertiginous guitar sounds, organ swirls and harmonies, drawing comparisons with The Bee’s, Buffalo Springfield and Fleet Foxes.  Having headlined a tent at Brighton’s Playgroup Festival last year and a main stage performance at Scotland’s Eden Festival, they also took part in the El Collectivo arts festival in Madrid and supported Mani from The Stone Roses.

Don’t miss them, Coves, and some other lovely announcements coming your way getting into the festive spirit with us on the 12/12/12 – what a day to have it! Tickets will be on sale REALLY soon so hold tight for this one.

Now last week was the week of the excitement of The Mercury Prize and although our boys Roller Trio missed out to Alt-J, their performance was praised by members of the public, and even Lianne La Havas, who took to Twitter to say it was her ‘performance of the night.’ The traditional jazz entry in the Mercurys is a Leeds trio featuring saxophone drums, guitar and an ability to combine sweetly contemplative pieces with bursts of energetic noisiness. Tickets are still available for their Komedia show in December right here and if you want to know what all the fuss is about, you can see for yourself and watch back their performance and interview at LSO St Luke’s in London here!