- 10 Feb 24
Onion Boys unveil their softer side with the mesmeric, doo-wop tune 'Wine Melody.' Propulsive and magnetic, the track balances the rhythm-and-blues instrumental with soft, tempered vocals from lead singer Johnny Dublin and harmonies from Mark Stevens and Alex Moore.
'Wine Melody' begets an enthralling new style for the band, which departs from their usual macabre and grungy soundscapes, arriving at a new crossroads where punk-rock airs get a blues tuning.
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The vibrant, coruscant sound is mediated through a somber and lyrical narrative of a failed relationship. Picking up the pieces in its wake, Johnny Dublin tries to square sorrow with anything to distract him as he croons, "I wanna sing a wine melody."
Channeling Ricky Nelson's 'Lonesome Town' and soulful 1950s-60s sensibilities, the hypnotic and rhythmic backbeat of carries the vocals' hushed murmurs. The maudlin lyrics spill over each other to create an effect that is, at once, captivating and engrossing. Threaded through this effect is the beautiful, dizzying saxophone offering from Andy Mullan, giving the single a complete, syncopated sound.
Imbibe Onion Boys' latest single 'Wine Melody' below, and soak up the heart-rending R&B elixir.