Strange Days presents Melin Melyn
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Today, critically acclaimed Welsh six-piece Melin Melyn return with ‘I Paint Dogs’, their first new music of 2023. The band also announce another run of headline & festival dates in October. Tickets go on sale Friday 8th of September HERE.
‘I Paint Dogs’ is Melin Melyn bottled and distilled down to it’s purest essence – irresistible pop-rock melodies combine with Gruff Glyn’s distinctive brand of lyricism. Speaking on the track Glyn adds “I was inspired to write this song after chatting to an artist at his exhibition in a place called London. He had stickers on all of his portraits. Waw, I said, that’s amazing, you’ve sold all of your paintings! Surely that means that you actually make a living off of your art! That’s amazing! Don’t be ridiculous, he said, the only way I make any actual money is by going to posh people’s houses and painting their dogs. So this song is dedicated to all artists that have to work rubbish second jobs to fund their careers. Keep doing what you’re doing everyone, the world would be rubbish without it.”
‘I Paint Dogs’ has already become a fan favourite, after being dutifully road tested on the band’s first ever headline tour this May, which saw them sell out The Lexington in London; Clwb Ifor Bach in their hometown of Cardiff as well as Leeds, Swansea and more. The band recently ascended to the dizzying heights of the The Mountain Stage at Green Man Festival, confidently solidifying their place as a mainstage artist and one of the most exciting new artists in Wales at the moment.
Their explosive and effervescent live shows are universally lauded by The Guardian, The i, The FT, The Spectator, NME, So Young, Gigwise and more – and the band will once will be touring the UK in October, as well as making their first international appearance at the prestigious new music festival ‘Left Of The Dial’ in Rotterdam.
Since emerging from the sun kissed valleys of Wales, Melin Melyn have constantly confounded listeners with their unique blend of psychedelic surf-rock, folk and pop that set them apart from almost all other modern contemporaries and have drawn deserved comparisons to Super Furry Animals and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. Melin Melyn are currently working on their debut album, with more details to be announced soon.