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Melts' debut album Maelstrom, produced by Daniel Fox of Gilla Band, will be released on Mother Sky on Friday 13th May.
Dublin five-piece Melts have released new single 'Waltzer' today ahead of their SXSW shows in Austin, Texas.
The garage-rock outfit recently announced their debut album Maelstrom, previewing the record with title track 'Maelstrom' and latest single 'Outlier'. The debut, produced by Daniel Fox, will be released on Friday, 13th May.
“Repetition is definitely the key to Melts,” says dummer Gaz Earle. “It’s about just keeping it simple and driving and fucking stomping.” Earle makes up the Dublin five-piece along with Robbie Brady (keys/synth), Colm Giles (bass), Kenny (vocals) and Hugh O'Reilly (guitar). This idea of keeping it simple has been woven into the fabric of the band since day one.
Different line-ups were tried and experimented with and after an immediate connection at a rehearsal, Kenny was quickly in as singer. The inclusion of Kenny who, like all the other members have been in various other bands, unlocked something new and distinct in the group. Then once Brady joined on keys, an even more evolved tone to the band began to take shape.
The explosive band's new single 'Waltzer' was inspired by the whirlwind rides at fairgrounds, pushing and pulling the listener.
“The influence for the lyrics came from Rob’s organ line on the track, it has the same mechanical rhythm of a fairground waltzer," frontman Eoin Kenny explains. |The song is set in a fairground with people and machines moving, a couple dancing, giving ground and winning ground and a tight rope walker diving and returning to the rope. All throwing themselves into something unknown but knowing they’ll return to the same place, like a waltzer spinning.”
After their debut appearance at SXSW festival today, Melts return to Dublin's Button Factory and then head straight out on their first UK headline tour. See full list of dates below and buy tickets here.
Listen to 'Waltzer' below:
Tuesday 15th March - 3pm: Mas Music Records, Austin
Tuesday 15th March - 6pm: Music For Listeners, Lazaraus Brewing Co
Wednesday 16th March - 4:30pm: Hotel Vegas
Thursday 17th March: 1am: Irish Music Official Showcase, Velveeta Room.
Friday 18th March - 1pm: Doc Martens @ Container Bar
Fri 25/03 – Dublin, Button Factory
Tue 29/03 – Bristol, The Louisiana
Wed 30/03 – Brighton, Prince Albert
Thu 31/03 – London, Shacklewell Arms
Fri 01/04 – Manchester, Strange Waves at O2 Ritz
Sun 03/04 – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
Mon 04/04 – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
Tue 05/04 – Newcastle, Head of Steam
Sat 28/05 – London, Wide Awake Festival
Sat 28/05 – Totnes, Sea Change Festival
Fri 29/07 – Co. Waterford, All Together Now Festival
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