The English rock band Mellor has become something of a staple on the site, with their no-nonsense rock’n’roll since being introduced in 2016.
The newest song to surface – Safe Word – which is due for release on the 18th of August – is once again an exemplar of the art of rock, merely requiring the listener to clear space in which to dance and then to turn up the volume prior to hitting play.
This is the third single to have been revealed this year and whilst the frequency of new material is extremely welcome – I am looking forward to all the songs (and more) being scooped up in to one package.
The just over three and five sixths of a minutes track is, as suggested on the tin, drawn from US blues tradition as the growling dirty notes scurry across the floor enveloping the audience in dusty gritty guitar and percussion to which the quartet add a distinctly UK spin with Tri-State Blues developing in to a anthemic pub-rock derived stomper as the distinctive vocal winds its way through the room.
Mellor have once again revealed a song that adds to the tapestry of global music and one to be added to the collection of – good time rock’n’roll.
The English indie-rock quartet Mellor release the single Arms Length on the 16th of February.
Mellor – photo by Neil Wheeler
In what seems to be becoming a tradition of one feature about Mellor during the course of the calendar year, first in 2016, next in 2017 and now in 2018 as news arrives of a new release, will this change, I wonder?
Either way, always a delight to hear new music by Mellor and a pleasure to be able to feature Arms Length.
The sprightly sounds dance around the room on the back of tautly strung drum-skin, that rebounds as sharply as a pinball rubber, infecting the room with a sense of movement while guitars perform interweaving choreography as the bass tempts the listener on to the floor to join in with the track, while vocal, like a flamboyant orchestra conductor, sweeps flourishes of intonation to the composition, which resultingly much like their musical personalities and stage performances, leaves the audience smiling broadly with eyes twinkling in delight.
The tightly packed compositions keep the listener focused and in their newest single, The Visitor, Mellor deliver a track which has a party mood to it resulting in a piece with fleeter footstep to the music than that which has previously featured.