“The Melodic manage to craft intelligent song-writing and arrangements entwined with joyful and wistful tunes hinting at a diverse array of influences from the South of America to West coast Africa….” –Sam Lee , The Nest Collective
The Melodic released their debut EP ‘On My Way’ via Anti- on June 24th. The four-track EP will be a digital only release.
The Melodic offer a vibrant new brand of afro-folk-pop that, while inspired by '60s folk, incorporates an assortment of global influences. Instruments such as the Charango, Melodica and Kora create an intricate and rich texture that defies immediate categorization. The four-track EP encapsulates their idiosyncratic sound, exploring notions of escapism, friendship and musical heritage.
On the EP, the band say:
'We are simply thrilled to be releasing our debut EP as The Melodic with Anti-. It has been a labour of love recording and producing it ourselves at our homebuilt studio over the past few months and we've created something we are really proud of so we're excited to be able to let people in on what we've been up to. Featuring two brand new tracks and two old favourites that have been a mainstay of our live set for a while we hope it will whet people's appetite for more to come'
Full Track listing:
1. On My Way
2. Hold On
4. When I Feel Free
The Melodic has created a dynamic personable style that, at times recalls contemporary artists such as Belle & Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields and the Decemberists. Their music exhibits a clear reverence for past masters such as Paul Simon and Bert Jansch and mixes in elements from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa to concoct a sound entirely of their own.
The Melodic will play a headline show at The Lexington on June 25th to coincide with their debut release. More details to follow soon. A tour of the UK will be announced shortly so look out for further news!