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Dublin five-piece Melts release their debut album Maelstrom produced by Daniel Fox of Gilla Band (FKA Girl Band). The raw, simplistic, primal nature of the early approach remains intact but they have expanded into immersive pulsing grooves
The album gracefully yet potently merges psych rock with touches of post-rock-esque soundscapes, pulsing krautrock, all of which is driven by demented organ wig outs, engulfing waves of heavily textured guitar and a crisp rhythm section. While they land on a sound that is distinctly their own, their debut occupies something of a middle ground between Spacemen 3 and Primary Colours-era The Horrors. Or, as the band say themselves, something that sounds “driving and fucking stomping.”