Alternative indie pop, shoegazing and always keeping it dreamy and atmospheric, Lilac Melt is a 2018 child; a band I’m thrilled to write music for along with Dave Brown, Will Oke and James Cougan.
Oxidise is a politically charged song about watching people in power igniting the very hopes they used to inflate false impressions of a better future by simply disappearing after causing total chaos with their actions and yet staying intact despite them. It’s also a call to see things differently without any fear or made-up desires that numb us and make us passively accept such behaviour. All these in a frame of self-doubt about how change is actually feasible in such
About Hey Stranger
Hey Stranger is a song about love in the closet and estrangement as a result of living in disguise; looking back at how one’s life should have been and how it turned out to be as a result of a series of compromises and lack of bravery to embrace their ever-changing identity; a call for help from someone probably equality lost in a dance of misguided shadows.
The reviews for our debut EP are truly overwelming:
”Fantastic BBC Introducing track” – Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland for Hey Stranger
”This is indie music reimagined and creating complexities for the listener to truly delve into” – GSGM
”Now we have the sensational Lilac Melt debut release seeing great success for the Scottish indie 4 piece” – Keep Walking Music
”Reverb soaked vocals, ambient driven guitars and punchy drums make this release an atmospheric cocktail of exactly what the indie scene has been without for quite some time” – Subba-Cultcha
”If this E.P is any thing to go by, then we will all be left with a sweet taste in our mouths having found them before huge worldwide success” – Indie Band Guru
”It is clear to see why this band are firmly becoming a justifiably great indie band” – Caesar Live N Loud
”Tracks which can only be described as atmospheric anthems; it is not often you see a band going against the status quo” – GIGsoup
”This song would not feel out of place performed at a small underground basement or on the main stage at a major UK festival” – Unedited Music Blog for Hey Stranger
”Lilac Melt may have shaped what could be one of the most stand out dream pop releases of 2018” – Adore music blog
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