Right, here’s The Meltdown. What? Not again! You’re such a catastrophist – every silver lining’s got a cloud; there’s no problem too small to become a massive…what? Oh right, Melbourne band The Meltdown. Well why didn’t you say so? Oh and their new single Side By Side too. About as far from a raging musical meltdown as you could imagine and rather more soulful balm for a troubled mind. Is it the lyrical message of love, support and appreciation, the gently stirring horns and organs,areor the classic production? It’s all of the above of course, plus singer Simon Burke’s soothing falsetto.
(Out now on Hope Street Recordings)