New EP: Melanie || ABCD

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Melanie-for-fun dot bandcamp dot com. The simple addition of ‘for fun’ in the Bandcamp address of New Zealand indie punks Melanie tells you all you need to know about this band.

For starters, the music is FUN. It has that Jeff Rosenstock energy and Joyce Manor like songwriting that combines a strong sense of melody with spontaneity and looseness. If you love those two acts, you should press play below immediately. But if you are looking for proof that there is still room for exciting punk rock in 2022, press play as well. Also, if you are feeling down, or low, or lacking energy, press play. Scratch that, just press play regardless of your feelings and musical tastes. ABCD is a feel good record, not necessarily in lyrical content, but it offers manic energy and infectious melodies that sound certified fresh.

You know what is also fun? Using an acronym for the title of your EP: the four songs respectively start with the letters A, B, C, and D. The B and D song (Brains and Delivery Boy) are particularly great, and I can only think of one thing that is not fun about ABCD. It’s too damn short!

(Fortunately, there is this full length from 2020 I totally overlooked.)

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