It’s easy to see why London based Kiwi rockers, Melic have opted 'Nowhere I’d Rather Be' for their first single off their upcoming third EP, also named 'Nowhere I’d Rather Be'. The first thing that catches your attention is the simple but infectious soft hook, laden with melody, that gives way to some catchy strong vocals, from vocalist and guitarist, Mark Hitchcock. It’s instant head nodding stuff that cements their craft as a band and also their musical influences.
The second track, 'Followers' has a very bassy intro, with a nod to their funk roots and a strong kiwi summer vibe which draws you in. A really nice chilled out number with a surprising edge in change of tempo mid-way through with a neat guitar solo for good measure, guaranteed to keep your toe tapping.
'Cemetery' is up next, and probably the softest song on the EP, with acoustic and piano accompaniment embellishing Mark’s beautiful vocals.
To round everything off, the last track, 'Tomorrow We Roll' is a definite favourite, with a rock n roll, bluesy jam type number, with a very jazzy feel to it, that just makes you marvel at how polished it all comes together and works in such a unique way.
Exciting things to come for these guys, watch this space!
Melic are a four-piece rock band based in London. Their sound is derived from an eclectic blend of musicians – fusing a funk-rock bassist, a metal drummer, a classically trained pianist and saxophonist, and a rock singer/song-writer guitarist. Formed in 2008, the band have since recorded three independently released EPs while cutting their teeth on the London live music scene, headlining shows at many of the city’s top venues.
Melic’s new EP titled ‘ Nowhere I’d Rather Be’ is now on radio waves around the world and was released on iTunes (and all other good online music stores) on 17th February 2012. The EP was produced By Paul Matthews (I Am Giant, Tadpole, Stylus). The official music video for 'Nowhere I'd Rather Be' on YouTube ( www.youtube.com/melicband ).
Melic toured NZ in June 2012 playing Juice Bar (Auckland), Altitude (Hamilton), Dux Live (ChCh), Krazy Jack's (Tauranga) and The Cavern Club (Wellington).