Fearless UK band Mellor has shared a live performance video of their previously released single ‘Meet Me By The Ocean’, which is taken from their recently released debut album Problematic Passions via Triple B Records. Notably, the video was premiered by Substream Magazine. A growing rock force in the UK, the band has received spins from BBC Introducing Berkshire, BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy, and BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson.
Importantly, the band has been picked as one of Atwood Magazine’s 2022 Artists to Watch and has earned publication support from industry names such as CLASH Magazine, NOTION Magazine, Louder Than War, The Hype Magazine, CLOUT Magazine, and Medium.com/ Pop Off. Additionally, they have reached 2.8 million streams on Spotify alone, with the help of their previously released EP, Dive into the Strange, which reached #2 on the iTunes rock album chart and #3 on the Amazon Music rock album chart.
In true Mellor fashion, the band has delivered a passionate live performance of their record ‘Meet Me By The Ocean’. Between humming amps, cabled mics, and a thundering drum kit, the three members have poured themselves into delivering their very best at a breakneck speed, shredding irreverently, picking up the acoustics of the cathedral they played in.
The Reading-based band was started by Gary Kingham (lead vocal and guitar) and Josh Woodward (bass) who met in college, but, after a few auditions, recruited Sam Igoe (drums) and Kristian Bell (guitar). The band members share a diverse range of inspirations, citing the likes of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Stone Roses, The Mars Volta, Libertines, The Smiths, Foo Fighters, Wesley Gonzalez, and Foals. Their sound can be likened to Arctic Monkeys, Foals, The White Stripes, and Pink Floyd.
Mellor sets the scene for the video, saying: “We really wanted a live setting where we could capture the atmospheric sound of the track, and St Laurence Church in Reading was perfect for that. We teamed up with our good friend Jack Twiner from Pyramid Recording Studios who nailed the footage and audio recording – we’re super happy with how it turned out.”
“‘Problematic Passions’ finds Mellor operating on their own terms…”
“A roaring indie rock release, Mellor’s feverish and searing new single ‘Battle Hardened’ offers a sardonic take on love – and a thrilling peak into the Reading band’s forthcoming debut album!”
[On ‘Lost in This World’] „The perfect mash-up of solid cool indie underpinned by a punk ethic.“
Louder Than War
[On ‘Gargoyle Groove’] “Blending hints of punk savors and alt-rock, the tune surges with visceral energy, at once dirty and electrifyingly powerful.”
Medium.com/ Pop Off
[On ‘Vacant Stare’] “It is clear these boys mean business as their latest effort sees them rattle off one powerful hook after another, creating one of the most intense listening experiences of their career so far.”
The Hype Magazine
“Mellor are an outfit from Reading who deserve the whole world.”