M:Soundtrack presents: MELBY (Sweden/ Sinnbus/ Rama Lama) + TBA aftershow by: Strange Tunes On Monday
Doors at 7 p.m. // Concert: 6-8 Euro
concert begin: 8 p.m. opener
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Live >> MELBY
from 10 p.m. Freie Eintritt >>> w/ Strange Tunes On Monday
The band MELBY 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 – a sound that’s been called “otherworldly, and wholly brilliant” by The Line of Best Fit. The band consists of Wiezell, Are Engen Steinsholm (back-up vocals, guitar), David Jehrlander (bass) and Teo Jernkvist (drums) and formed while living together in a Stockholm shared housing.
None of this makes me worry catches all of Melbys many qualities in a way that truly represents the bands musical expressions. Beautifully intertwined song and guitar melodies are often in focus and ranges between catchy pop to emotional melancholy. From childish, playful opener VCR to the closing dynamic live favourite Stalker there is a common theme, even if the inspiration comes from a wide variety of directions.