23 Oct Artist Profile: Meltybrains?
New Music for Sync Licensing
Style: Experimental, Post Rock, Alternative, R&B, Electronic, Pop, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop
Moods: Explosive, Colourful, Upbeat, Building, Intense, Chaos, Insane, Soaring, Beautiful, Ambient, Space, Chill, Ambient, Dreamy, Drifting
When a band have a ‘Bad Press’ as well as ‘Good Press’ section on their website, it definitely makes you intrigued …
“….it was the worst musical experience of my life”.
“….people less impressive than these have had religions based around them..”
Hunt & Gather
These sharply opposing opinions show how differently Meltybrains?’ experimental, unpredictable, unusual sound can be interpreted by the ear. While it is difficult to define the sound of the five piece under one specific genre, it’s of interest to note that all members are classically trained. Since 2012, the band has been creating incredibly imaginative electronic soundscapes, as well as performing highly theatrical live shows with an infectious and incediary energy. They have a fearless approach to their creative process, which leads to the creation of tracks that captivate the listener as there are endless possibilities to where a track will begin and end. One thing in particular that Meltybrains? has is a strong understanding of how to gradually build a soundscape that will have a powerful impact. Tracks that showcase the latter are ‘Oh Earth’; with its apocalyptic vibe and disturbing, chaotic wall of sound, and elsewhere ‘Donegal’; with its sparse atmosphere. Pure imagination is incredibly refreshing in a world of music that is bound by strict structure and harmony, and the music of these five talented musicians is certain to have a very different but powerful, moving effect on any scene it would accompany.
Here’s their video for ‘Light Snow,’ which in many ways feels like a straight out marriage between Ben Wheatly’s ‘The Kill List’ and Spike Jonze’s video for ‘Drunk Girls’ by LCD Soundsystem, yet with it’s own definite flare:
by Clare McGonigle