MELTS announce the release of their second album ‘Field Theory’ and share the lead single and album-opener ‘Figment’

MELTS announce the release of their second album ‘Field Theory’ and share the lead single and album-opener ‘Figment

Dublin’s MELTS announce the release of their second album ‘Field Theory’ and share the lead single and album-opener ‘Figment’. Recorded live to tape in Black Mountain Studios in Summer 2023 and produced by Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox, the album is due out on vinyl, CD and digital on April 12th 2024 via Fuzz Club, which you can pre-order here

 MELTS are also today announcing UK/EU April tour-dates in support, including a show at London’s Moth Club on April 30, with tickets on sale this Friday at 10am GMT. 

While their debut album, 2022's Maelstrom, dealt with forces on a larger scale affecting a whole city, ‘Field Theory’ explores connections on a smaller, interpersonal scale. The title takes the scientific term ‘Field Theory’, which describes how forces interact and influence particles around them, and applies it to the interactions between people, to the space between all of us, how people interact and affect others around them. Expanding on the album’s themes, MELTS write:

“Like gravity we are drawn to and miss people and like light waves we love people and are loved. We live in orbits of each other, drawn by unseen forces. The album explores these forces, how we relate to each other, the people we live with and the people we live without. At the heart of Field Theory lies the realisation that we inhabit each other's worlds as much as our own, through a field of wide-ranging forces, as important as the ones keeping the planets in place.”

 On ‘Figment’ – which kicks things off in a blaze of bulldozing motorik electronics, blown-out MBV-esque guitars, primal percussion and Eoin Kenny’s commanding vocals – they say: “Figment is about the relationship we have with the world around us, filtered through our own imagination, shaped and coloured by how the individual see’s the world. The difference between the concrete and imagined. The video for Figment was shot by Irish filmmaker Andy Parkes and explores similar themes as the song - how the mind perceives the world subjectively based on key elements: time, emotion and distance from the person or event.”

 Made up by Robbie Brady (Organ and Synth), Hugh O'Reilly (Guitar), Gaz Earle (Drums) and Eoin Kenny (Lead Vocals), MELTS spent 22/23 touring their celebrated debut ‘Maelstrom’ across Europe, The UK, The US and Ireland, including festival appearances at Wide Awake and SXSW. Outside of their own headline dates they have also toured with Fontaines D.C. and supported Gilla Band and Public Image Ltd. Along the way they have been praised by the likes of NME, Dork, Paste, Stereogum, Beats Per Minute, BrooklynVegan, BBC 6 Music, Hot Press and RTE.


Wed 24/04 – Birkenhead, Future Yard

Thur 25/04 – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint

Fri 26/04 – Manchester, YES

Sat 27/04 – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club

Sun 28/04 – Nottingham, The Bodega

Mon 29/04 – Bristol, Rough Trade

Tue 30/04 – London, Moth Club

Thu 02/05 – Brussels, BE, AB Club

Fri 03/05 – Arlon, BE, Les Aralunaires

Sat 04/05 - Eindhoven, NL, Fuzz Club Festival

Sun 05/05 – Bruges, BE, Cactus Café

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