Remember Dublin experimental maestros Meltybrains? Good – you should. Right up there with the country’s most singular sonic propositions, the five-piece have returned with their first new material in 18 months via ‘Horizon’. Unsurprisingly, it kicks several shades of ass. Starting on a slithering pattern evoking St. Vincent’s ‘Rattlesnake’, the track bursts into full-blown cosmic-tech-metal bombast in ways only Meltybrains? can conjure. And that’s just taking into consideration the first 30 seconds.
It’s a first taste of what is set to be a busy return for the band. “We’ve been very busy recently, for the past year and a half we’ve been recording loads of new material,” they said. “We’re delighted to inform you our plan now is to release 12 finished tracks in sets of three over the next 9 months, which means you will be hearing much more from us very soon, almost too much some could say!”
With more dates to be announced soon, the band will play Rich Mix in East London on May 17 and Langtons Set Theatre in Kilkenny on June 3.