Welsh six-piece Melin Melyn share their new single “Hold The Line”, taken from upcoming EP “Happy Gathering”, released on September 30th 2022.
Produced by Llŷr Pari and recorded and engineered by Tom Rees (Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard), “Hold The Line” once again takes elements of surf & psychedelic alt.rock and stretch them to their stylistic limits, with lead singers Gruff Glyn’s lyrics tackling the topics of bad customer service with wit and humour. For the stylised & surrealist video, the band once again team up with long time creative collaborator Edie Morris & George Morris.
Speaking on the track Gruff adds:
“I called a well known energy supplier that has recently gone into administration to get advice on my rocketing bills. I spoke to a lovely lady called Lisa. After a short chat, she asked me if I could Hold the Line for a few minutes. No problem, she promised she’d call me back. Whilst waiting, I wrote this song. She never called me back. And I promptly switched off the boiler.”
“Hold The Line” follows on from Nefoedd yr Adar, released earlier this summer and is part of the band’s second EP “Happy Gathering”, released digitally in September. The EP will be released on vinyl in early 2023.
The release of their debut EP “Blomonj” last summer saw Melin Melyn quickly become one of the most talked about artists’ to emerge from this new generation of Cymru music. Praised both critically and by their peers, the band have already developed a cult-like following of both Welsh & English speakers.
Since its release, the band have gone from strength to strength, from their sold out London & Cardiff headline shows, being selected as ones to watch by NME & The Independent and having supported fellow countrymen Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard on their first UK tour.
Melin Melyn Live Dates:
August 19-21, Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
August 28 – This Must Be The Place, Leeds
August 28 – Loud & Local, Chester
September 10 – Strange Brew, Bristol
October 28- Cwtch Festival, Pembrokeshire
October 30 – Festival Of Voice, Cardiff