Pretty hard to believe that its been a full year since last year’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve shenanigans, why it feels like only yesterday that I was down at the local police station on a frosty New Year’s morning bailing out a dishevelled and vague Martin Teff and then spending the rest of the day phoning up local Emu farms to try and arrange Mildred’s safe return…

Anyhow: Here’s a rundown of the Vessels 2013 Best Of Lists:

Tim Mitchell’s top 6 films of 2013:

The Great Beauty
Blue Jasmine
Before Midnight

Tom Evans’ top 5 ales of 2013:

1 – Golden Champion (Badger Brewery)
2 – Mary Jane (Ilkley Brewery)
3 – Banana Bread Beer (Wells Brewery)
4 – Fursty Ferret (Badger Brewery)
5 – Leeds Pale (Leeds Brewery)

Martin Teff’s top 6 list of the year:

1 – Music – Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
2 – Activity – DJing with Traktor
3 – Festival – Dimensions / Shambala
4 – Food – homemade roast chicken / tonkatsu ramen
5 – Gig – Forest Swords @ ATP End of an Era Weekend One
6 – Film – Before Midnight / Heli

Peter Wright’s top 5 notable deaths of the year:

Michael Winner
Donald Byrd
Doris Lessing
James Gandolfini
Mel Smith

Lee J Malcolm’s top 5 directions of the year:

1. Left
2. Left
3. Left
4. Left
5. Left

That’s about it from us. We’ve almost sold out of Elliptic tees, so grab one now before they sell out.

£14 t-shirt alone
£20 12″ bundle + t
£17 digital bundle + t
£13 special t-shirt price for those who’ve already bought the 12″ or download


…and we’ll be back in 2014 with Vessels album no.3, which is so close to being finished it hurts…

Happy Holidays

Vessels x