01. Last we saw of Dublin post-rock destroyers Meltybrains?, they were busy outgrowing genre definitions almost entirely, taking their torches to Amhrán na bhFiann.
02. They’ve since been busy working on the next step, with new E.P. Kiss Yourself due out November 18th, and a rake of gigs to follow.
03. Streaming above is the band’s new single Know My Name, premiered today at Clash Magazine. Video directed by Brendan Corcoran.
04. It’s the first single from the upcoming E.P. Preorder it digitally here, and on wax here. They’ll be touring in the run-up to launch, starting October 1st at Nelliefred’s in Dingle, Billie Byrne’s in Kilkenny on the 7th, Connolly’s of Leap on the 8th, and the Roisín Dubh in Galway on the 15th, ahead of a short run to the UK and Iceland for Hallowe’en and early November.
VERDICT: If they hadn’t transcended the norms of post-genre labelling and pigeonholing before, they certainly have now, with powerful pop songcraft and a keen sense of dynamic.
Meltybrains? – rearranging the national anthem as part of Rising Against Homelessness
What you may need to know…
01. Dublin post-rock/experimental five-piece Meltybrains? have been garnering serious momentum in recent times.
02. The masked marauders’ journey has taken them around the world and back, including appearances at SXSW and Electric Picnic. Following 2013 EP, Attention! Now That We Have Your Attention, the band turned heads with last year’s Donegal/IV double a-side. Naturally, the next step was a mad tropical tune (and accompanying dance!) called The Vine, which has broken out en masse at subsequent live outings.
03. Streaming above is the band’s take on Amhrán na BhFiann, recorded for the Rising Against Homelessness fundraiser compilation. A bold move to say the very least, the band builds a longform, experimental piece around the anthem’s lyrics. CD available at (evil-empire record shops) and (corporate coffee) around the country.