Anti- Signs the Melodic

Anti- has announced the signing of British group The Melodic. On June 23rd the young band will release their debut EP entitled On My Way before embarking on their first ever tour of North America.

The Melodic offer a vibrant new brand of afro-folk-pop that, while inspired by folk contemporaries, incorporates an assortment of influences from around the world, its members utilizing instruments such as the Charango, Melodica and Kora to create a music that joyously defies categorization.

The group's members came of age in the South London neighborhood of Brixton amidst bustling streets and open air markets reverberating with a rich assortment of musics from around the world. In the distinctly English tradition of sonic assimilation, they found influence in the sounds they were hearing. As lead singer 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 young band has created a vibrant new music which references 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 Live Dates:

June 14            NXNE Festival Toronto, ON
June15             NXNE Festival Toronto, ON
June 17            Asbury Park, NJ Wonder Bar
June 18            Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
June 19            Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
June 20            Philly, PA North Star Bar
June 21            DC IOTA
June 22            Raleigh, NC Pour House
June 23            Asheville, NC Double Crown
June 25            Atlanta, GA  The Earl
June 26            Nashville,TN Exit Inn
June 27            Chicago, IL Ace Bar
June 28            Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
June 30            Denver, CO Hi Dive
July 01             Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
July 02             Reno, NV w/ Two Gallants Chapel Tavern
July 04             Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival
July 07             Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
July 08             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 16             San Diego, CA Soda Bar