# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z




Melodie Group - Summerness

  by Benjamin Howarth

published: 17 / 12 / 2001



Melodie Group - Summerness
Label: Matinee Recordings
Format: 7"

intro

I’d not heard anything from long-term Matinee artists, Melodie Group, before this single so I was very surprised. They don’t live up to their name. I was expecting some summer pop tunes, but what actu


I’d not heard anything from long-term Matinee artists, Melodie Group, before this single so I was very surprised. They don’t live up to their name. I was expecting some summer pop tunes, but what actually appears is something a lot more subtle and adventurous. They don’t sacrifice tunes entirely (of course not – this is on Matinee recordings after all!) but have made a record that is both quiet and relaxed. Consequently, it fails to make an immediate impression and is not the sort of song that I could hum all day. But that’s not what I always want from a record. More often I want something that enhances or reflects my mood and for that the Melodie Group are just perfect. After a few plays I began to notice a real atmosphere developing around the music. Although this is simply played and far from catchy I thoroughly enjoyed it. Matinee are frequently Pennyblackmusic’s most popular label, but the appeal of this will extend beyond its established fanbase to fans of the likes of Belle & Sebastian and even bands such as the Kings Of Convenience.



Track Listing:-
1 Summerness
2 Nineteen Eighty Nine
3 Small Grinning Thing


Label Links:-
http://matineerecordings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/matineerecordings



Post A Comment


your name
ie London, UK
Check box to submit

interviews


Interview with Roy Thirlwall (2003)
Melodie Group - Interview with Roy Thirlwall
Windmills frontman, Roy Thirlwall, also has a solo project Melodiegroup, which has drawn him praise and comparisions with the Go Betweens and Felt. He talks to Ben Howarth about its 10 year history and recently released album 'Updownaround’


digital downloads




most viewed articles






most viewed reviews











Pennyblackmusic Regular Contributors