Dublin masked melody makers Meltybrains? have been busy bees lately. They’ve released 3 new singles in as many months and are about to embark on an Irish/UK tour starting this Friday.
Never a band to bow to convention, they released the first song ‘New Don’ on a limited edition run of 100 signature red masks. The song starts with an inviting yet slightly unnerving melody before developing into a haunting soundtrack you can imagine being chased through the woods to.
‘Wiggly Worms’ tells the age old tale of meeting your partner’s parents for the first time from the perspective of both parties. It features uplifting choruses and is delivered in their unmistakable style.
‘Heartfelt Hummer’ is a laid back song with groove to burn. Check the video’s description for the hilarious stories behind the lyrics.
Meltybrains? are a sight to behold live and the stage is where they are truly in their element. `Their energy is infectious and their tight displays of musical prowess are well worth a watch. Get yourself down to one of these shows and see for yourself!
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More good news on the festival front. Longitude Festival have announced the first acts who will be gracing their Marley Park stages in July.
The biggest surprise is Kendrick Lamar on Friday night, who’s album ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ was easily my favourite hip-hop release of last year. The National and Major Lazer will headline the Saturday and Sunday nights respectively
Jamie XX, Father John Misty, Chvrches, Róisín Murphy, Tyler The Creator, Action Bronson, Courtney Barnett, A$AP Ferg, MØ, All Tvvins, Rejjie Snow, Otherkin, Pleasure Beach and Saint Sister make up the rest of the acts in this first announcement.
Tickets go on sale at 9am next Friday the 29th. Weekend tickets are €159.50 and Day tickets €64.50
Texas post-hardcore legends At The Drive-In have announced a world tour and plans to make new music. Their European tour dates start with a date in Dublin’s Vicar Street on March 26th.
Irish fans of the band will likely have never had a chance to see the group live. Since their reunion in 2012 the band have only played a handful of US dates.
Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow through Ticketmaster and are sure to go fast. Check out the video below to hear a snippet of the bands new music.
Electro songwriting wunderkind Jape, AKA Richie Egan, has just released a brilliant cover of David Bowie’s ‘Ashes to Ashes’ as a tribute to the singer who died on Monday following an 18 month battle with cancer. Jape had this to say:
“Just like all the rest of us, I was so shocked and sad to hear of David Bowie’s death last Monday – it felt like such a surreal day. I couldn’t really process it and the only thing I could think to do was record a version of Ashes to Ashes – I think when somebody dies their spirit hangs around the world for a bit, kind of like the last flames of a fire, I locked myself in studio for last four days and tried to feel his immense spirit in the ether. Matty B helped with some keys and him and Emelie did this cover .. Check it ..”
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