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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The Melodic To Make Late Night Television Debut

Young British band The Melodic will make their late night television debut this Wednesday night/Thursday morning with an appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly. The show runs on NBC at 1:35/12:35 directly following Jimmy Fallon.

The Melodic have just released the album Effra Parade. It is the full length Anti- debut from the group whose exhilarating mixture of folk, world beat and danceable pop is being compared to acclaimed artists such as Beirut and The Decemberists. The Melodic are already inspiring critical praise of their own with The Seattle Times proclaiming that "The Melodic is a group of twenty-somethings with a passion for folk and a proclivity for dance" while the Paste writes that the band “creates a blend of various musical stylings and spits them out as something fresh and sleek... Percussion shuffles along as the group's harmonies intertwine, coalescing into a soft yet poignant timbre that evokes shimmering memories of careless days."

The Melodic's members hail from the vibrant South London melting pot of Brixton and utilize an assortment of exotic instruments from around the globe including the charango and melodica. They are currently traveling North America, performing in support of Effra Parade.

Acclaim For The Melodic:

“The Melodic don't sound much like anyone else in British pop, and their individuality, imagination, and vision already make them something special.” – All Music Guide

“No Depression describes the band's unique sound as “filled with globe-bouncing catchiness, young spirited harmonies, and melodically whimsical rhythms.” - No Depression

"The title track might be the catchiest song I’ve heard all year" - Wild Honey Pie

"Saluting English ’60s folk heroes such as Bert Jansch, the Incredible String Band, Vashti Bunyan, Fairport Convention and Nick Drake while taking the baton from Scotland’s Belle & Sebastian for a stretch…songs such as “Roots” and “Runaway” are perfectly plucked gems, while “On My Way” could be a legit hit.” - The Atlantic City Weekly

"South London's The Melodic serve as a truncated snapshot of the world as a whole. The new Anti- Records signee creates a whimsical blend of various musical stylings and spits them out as something fresh and sleek, but a nostalgic nod to their predecessors…With their bright melodies and bouncy, bare-boned instrumentation, The Melodic couldn't be more aptly named. Percussion shuffles along as the group's harmonies intertwine, coalescing into a soft yet poignant timbre that evokes shimmering memories of careless days." - PASTE

“This band has the nifty gift of blending world music with traditional folk, and making it sound both intrinsically English (the band is from the Brixton area of London) and natural. The songs sound delicate and intricate, and they’ve been allowed to float along at their own pace.” - Detroit Metro Times

The Melodic Tour Dates:

11-13 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
11-14 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
11-18 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
11-22 Austin, TX The Belmont
11-25 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
11-26 Atlanta, GA The Earl
11-27 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
11-29 Cincinnati, OH Motr Pub
11-30 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
11-01 Asheville, NC Moth Light
12-2 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
12-3 Arlington, VA IOTA
12-4 Asbury Park, NJ The Saint
12-5 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
12-6 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine
12-7 Cambridge, MA Middle East
12-8 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
12-9 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

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