April 27, 2023
Words by: Ewan Ferguson
Alternative-psych band Melotone return with the release of their next single And… Beyond, out on 28th April 2023 via Think Twice Records.
Drawing inspiration from sixties psychedelia, specifically the Tropicalia movement, Melotone are a band more interested in texture and ambience than ego. And… Beyond continues the band’s exploration of Brazilian soundscapes – the native country of singer Alec Madeley – with its smooth melodic arrangements and staccato percussion. Sung in both English and Portuguese, And… Beyond represents the sound of a band maturing, trying to reconcile global influences with their humble beginnings.
Talking about the single, Alec explains, “I really wanted to delve a little deeper into the use of Portuguese in our songs, especially on the back of our most recent single Entre Ondas. I think instrumentally, And Beyond lent itself perfectly to this. Vocally, the song came together when I was over in Brazil at the end of 2022. I hadn’t been back for a very long time, so quite naturally I was a bit overwhelmed by how much had changed. I think And Beyond taps into the reality that I’m not the best at processing change”.
Melotone are Alec (vocals), Pete Carey (guitar, vocals), Ant Nicklin (bass) and Ed Pearson (drums). They are originally from the Black Country but now reside in Bristol, after forming as a band in 2019. They have already received praise from BBC6 Music’s Jamz Supernova – who also featured them as a First Look for 2023 on Selector Radio – as well as Fred Perry Subculture, Metal Magazine and Crack Magazine amongst others. Now signed to Think Twice Records, the quartet are excited to introduce listeners further to their unique alternative-psych sound that creates a captivating musical experience.
And… Beyond is out on 28th April 2023 via Think Twice Records, an arm of Lastman Music Group.