Young, English, afro-folk-pop alchemists The Melodic have just added a series of East coast dates to their upcoming North American debut tour. The band will be performing in support of their upcoming Anti- EP entitled On My Way in stores June 25th. Inspired by '60s folk, The Melodic also incorporate an assortment of influences from around the world. Its members utilize instruments such as the Charango, Melodica and Kora to create a music that joyously defies categorization.
To listen to the title track of “On My Way” just go to: http://youtu.be/WtDHWGMTdpE
The members of The Melodic came of age in the South London neighborhood of Brixton amidst bustling streets and open air markets reverberating with a rich assortment of music from around the world. In the distinctly English tradition of sonic assimilation, they found influence in the sounds they were hearing. As band member Huw Williams explains, “Brixton is a real melting pot of different people so it doesn’t feel inappropriate for us to introduce sounds from around the world into our music, there was South American and African music around us all the time, as well as reggae and dub music.”
In the end, the band has created a dynamic new music which, at times recalls contemporary artists such as Belle & Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields and the Decemberists, exhibits a clear reverence for past masters Paul Simon and Bert Jansch and mixes in elements from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa to create a sound entirely their own.
“Their blend of folk, world music and pop is incredibly earnest and aurally pleasing with hints of bands like The Magnetic Fields, The Decemberists, and Belle and Sebastian...this it what good folk pop should sound like.” - OurVinyl.com
“Think Beirut meets The Decemberists meets The Magnetic Fields meets Paul Simon. Yes that interesting and perfect of a sound." - Daniyrselfclean.com