Vic's Album of the Week
Melt Yourself Down - Melt Yourself Down
Not just my album of the week but quite possibly my album of the summer, this is a record you need as a soundtrack to any hot, wild, sweaty, dance party! Ostensibly taking jazz, punk, funk, dub and 'world' music and making an idiosyncratic blend, this London based outfit led by saxophonist Pete Wareham recall the skronking 80's exhuberance of Pigbag and Rip, Rig and Panic whilst maintaining a more contemporary production.
More overtly freeform and fun than Wareham's previous band Acoustic Ladyland, they have appeared on 'Later... With Jools Holland' and toured the country, including an incredible set at the Latitude festival, recorded for BBC Radio 3's 'Late Junction' programme. Prepare to cut loose... This album will have the rockers dancing and the dancers banging their heads!