The Melodic Add A Series of East Coast Dates to Upcoming North American Debut Tour

Young, English, afro-folk-pop alchemists The Melodic have added a series of East coast dates to their upcoming North American debut tour. The band will be performing in support of their upcoming Anti- EP entitled On My Way in stores June 25. Inspired by ’60s folk, The Melodic also incorporate an assortment of influences from around the world. Its members utilize instruments such as the Charango, Melodica and Kora to create a music that joyously defies categorization.

The Melodic On My Way

Artwork for The Melodic’s debut EP, On My Way

The members of The Melodic came of age in the South London neighbourhood of Brixton amidst bustling streets and open air markets reverberating with a rich assortment of music from around the world. In the distinctly English tradition of sonic assimilation, they found influence in the sounds they were hearing. As band member Huw Williams explains, “Brixton is a real melting pot of different people so it doesn’t feel inappropriate for us to introduce sounds from around the world into our music, there was South American and African music around us all the time, as well as reggae and dub music.”

In the end, the band has created a dynamic new music which, at times recalls contemporary artists such as Belle & Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields and the Decemberists, exhibits a clear reverence for past masters Paul Simon and Bert Jansch and mixes in elements from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa to create a sound entirely their own.

The Melodic North American Dates:
June 30 Denver, CO Hi Dive
July 1 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
July 2 Reno, NV w/ Two Gallants Chapel Tavern
July 4 Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival
July 7 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
July 8 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
July 10 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
July 11 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg
July 12 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s
July 15 Los Angeles, CA School Night
July 16 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
*September 5 Asbury Park, NJ The Saint
*September 6 Providence, RI Fete
*September 7 Hudson, NY Helsinki
*September 8 Saratoga Springs, NY Café Lena
*September 10 Itacha, NY The Haunt
*September 11 Syracuse, NY Westcort Theare
*September 12 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
*September 13 New Haven, CT Café Nine
*September 14 Northampton, MA Iron Horse
*September 17 NYC, Mercury Lounge
*September 18 Philly, World Café
*September 19 Pittsburgh, PA Cluf Café

*With Sarah Lee and Johnny

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