At this stage I have probably written about Dublin’s Meltybrains? enough times on this blog to negate them needing any introduction. Instead, let’s talk their new song, ‘New Don’.
There’s a quivering unease to the track: the intoxicating glamour of not-quite-prog sounds, the disturbing quiet of that glockenspiel and the glorious howling refrain of “why did I do that?”. Not for the faint of heart, it’s intense, eerie, weird electronic chaos and it is very very good. Plus the great (if somehow alarming) video is directed by the group along with previous collaborator Louise Gaffney, and was edited by the band’s drummer, Micheál Quinn.
The physical release of ‘New Don’ will take the form of a limited number of hand-painted Meltymasks, which come with a download code (via Little L Records). You can pre-order them here.
Also, as if you needed further proof of the delightful cult of Melty and why they are dons, their dope Bloomsday performance from earlier this year was in the related videos – check it.