It’s embarrassing when acts do our job for us, but “folk with skank” (see below) is as fine a summary of the music of Melodica Melody and Me as your current scribe could manage. There are Latin influences aplenty – check out ‘Ode to Victor Jara’ – and there are, as you might expect, melodicas – ‘Ode to a Mountain’ features a particularly fine solo – but why accumulate detail when you’ve already attained adjectival perfection?
Fusing the melting pot music of their native Brixton with the hushed, hazy tones of the late Bert Jansch, Melodica Melody and Me often no frills – but deserve plenty of fuss.
What is your first memory or experience of Camden Town?
I always remember going on desperate searches for cheap food before playing gigs in Camden when we first started out and regretting the choice the next day, stay away from the 1 pound pizza slices, they’ll come back to haunt you.
In what one other city would you put on a festival like the Camden Crawl and why?
“The Krakow Krawl” has a good ring to it perhaps, got to have a good ring.
If the band were to appear live on any US television series, which would it be?
The Wire, we’re deadly.
What one instrument that isn’t part of your line-up do you secretly wish was?
We sometimes swoon for a trumpet but they’re just cheap melodica imitations if you ask me.
Describe your sound in 10 words or less:
Folk with skank.
What is the most interesting event the band has planned for 2012?
We’ve been in the our home built studio recording for more than year now and we’ve just finished recording our debut album .. its gonna be out be out this summer and we’re really excited about getting back on the road and playing all our songs again- can’t wait for people to hear the new material…
Tipple of choice?
Homebrew Ciders all the way.
Anything specific you want to plug?
Debut album on its way this summer and see you all at the festivals…
Melodica, Melody & Me will be appearing on both the Saturday & Sunday at CC2012. Check out their profile page for more info