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Melodie Group
Updownaround
CD on Matinee
Cat No: MATCD022 , Stk Ref 63755


Released on: 06 January 2003



1..Everybody Loves You 2..Hold 3..Bathtub Full of Water 4..When Love Comes Along 5..Xiao 6..Hairdresser in the Sky 7..Inner Space 1971 8..I Do Not Not Love You 9..Butterfly:Tart 10..Summerness

Long awaited full length from the enigmatic Melodie Group, featuring the consummate songwriting skills of The Windmills vocalist and guitarist Roy Thirlwall. Previous releases have enjoyed some of the highest praise lofted at a Matinée artist, including comparisons to Grant McLennan and Robert Forster of the Go-Betweens, as well as Echo and the Bunnymen, East Village and Felt. This 10-track album features relaxed, melodic popsongs that achieve a rare mixture of melancholy and catchiness. Lusciously paced, with gorgeous vocals delivered in the most dulcet of tones, "Updownaround" is a triumph for Thirlwall’s already esteemed catalogue and a testament to the brilliance of his creativity.

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Summerness
7" on Matinee
Cat No: MATINEE033 , Stk Ref 36163


Released on: 12 November 2001



1..Summerness 2..Nineteen Eighty Nine 3..Small Grinning Thing

Melodie Group return on November 5th after a year absence with their third release - a three song 7" called "Summerness" (matinée 033). The title track is reminiscent of Echo and the Bunnymen's heyday with swirling guitars, haunting amounts of reverb, and captivating vocals. The b-sides are acoustic affairs called "Nineteen Eighty Nine" and "Small Grinning Thing" and they're rather swell too

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Raincoat EP
CDS on Matinee
Cat No: MATINEE020 , Stk Ref 28804


Released on: 13 November 2000



1..You've Got The Whole Of The World In Your Mouth 2..Raincoat 3..Magic Robot 4..Goodbye

IMPORT New four song EP quickly follows the bands promising debut Seven Songs. Lead track Youve Got the Whole of the World In Your Mouth is a two-minute pop explosion with chiming guitars and superb vocals that recall the jangling best of early Lloyd Cole and the Commotions. Raincoat showcases excellent vocal harmonizing and guitar strumming that will have you digging for old records from the Loft. Magic Robot mixes mid-period Echo and the Bunnymen with a hint of modern electronica, while Goodbye is a tearful closer that evokes the moodiness of the Go Betweens. Four A-sides on this soon-to-be-classic single!

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Seven Songs
CD on Matinee
Cat No: MATCD007 , Stk Ref 30367


Released on: 24 July 2000



1..Wildest Dream 2..Skin Dive 3..Granny Dress 4..Callow Fellow 5..Jean Genet 6..Swimming Pool

Melodie Group is an evolving project of The WINDMILLS vocalist and guitarist Roy Thirlwall and the perfect outlet for his never-ending creative energies. The bands six-track debut is entitled Seven Songs and features a timeless mix of strummed and jangled guitars, superb vocals, and pure pop melodies on songs about wild dreams, granny dresses, skindiving, suits of armour, French trousers, and swimming pools. With comparisons to early Lloyd Cole, the Go Betweens and Felt, this mini-album is not to be missed.

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Seven Songs
CD on Matinee
Cat No: MATCD007 , Stk Ref 25504


Released on: 24 July 2000



1..Wildest Dream 2..Skin Dive 3..Granny Dress 4..Callow Fellow 5..Jean Genet 6..Swimming Pool

Melodie Group is an evolving project of The WINDMILLS vocalist and guitarist Roy Thirlwall and the perfect outlet for his never-ending creative energies. The bands six-track debut is entitled Seven Songs and features a timeless mix of strummed and jangled guitars, superb vocals, and pure pop melodies on songs about wild dreams, granny dresses, skindiving, suits of armour, French trousers, and swimming pools. With comparisons to early Lloyd Cole, the Go Betweens and Felt, this mini-album is not to be missed.

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I'm really disapointed with this single. Its boring and repetetive and
sounds to me as if not much effort was put in to it. Its not in the same
class as the Windmills 'Sunlight' LP which also featured Roy Thirwall on
vocals which was one of my favourite records for 2001. I was hoping for
more of the same kind of gorgeous laid back guitars and atmospheric
songs but this is just dull and repetetive. Maybe these were the songs
that the other members of the Windmills didn't want. Depressing.
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