"Otherworldly, and wholly brilliant" - The Line of Best Fit
"A record you don't want to miss" - Ja Ja Ja
Since their debut with catchy single Human early last year things have move steady for Stockholm psych pop act Melby. The quartet released their self-titled debut-EP via Stockholm label Rama Lama Records on May 19th. The EP contains singles Cross and Pat, both receiving great response from both Swedish and international sources such as Line of Best Fit and Amazing Radio.
Even though it’s only been just over a year since Melby’s first gig the band has quickly established themselves as a name on the exciting Swedish indie scene, playing sold out shows only after two singles. The band often gets comparison to fellow swedes Dungen and Amason but Melby’s dynamic sound, with influences from folk, psych, indie and pop, stand out. The quartets light, semi-psychedelic folk pop is led by Matilda Wiezell’s enchanting voice which fits perfectly with Melby’s unique musical landscape.
The EP provides a good taste of the full Melby experience - all the way from the otherworldly Cross via the energetic Pat to the grand and excellently produced Tiden and Framtiden. The band’s debut-EP is self-produced together with Alexander Eldefors, which through bands like Lejonsläktet and The Seed Coat is an essential part of the Swedish contemporary psych scene.
Cross and Pat is written by Matilda Wiezell, Tiden by Are Engen Steinsholm, Framtiden by David Jehrlander. All tracks are performed by Melby with Swedish act DEEREST providing cello on Framtiden.
The quartet consists of Matilda Wiezell (vocals), Are Engen Steinsholm (guitar), David Jehrlander (bass) and Teo Jernkvist (drums).
A natural and engagingly fresh feeling runs through this LP. Sung in a disarmingly self deprecating way that only increases it's strongly meaningful appeal. Tender timeless and modern at the same time. I was hooked after Sophie. Nemo Halperin