First the tour, then the signing, now the album
Kiwi band Melic, comprising Matamata’s Andrew Coogan, Mark and Steve Hitchcock and fourth member Romy Bylin, have been very busy since their New Zealand tour this time last year.
The band have signed with London label Beatnik Geek Records and are busy in the studio recording their debut album.
‘‘Most of the album is music that we have been playing live over the last 12 months but has not been recorded yet,’’ Andrew said.
‘‘We’re also going to include a few songs from our previous EPs; some of our favourites that we think deserve to be included.’’
In typical Melic fashion it will be a genre-spanning affair; there should be something for most people in there.
The name of the album is yet to be decided but the band are aiming for a July release in Europe with other regions to follow.
Andrew said a lot of Melic’s success has been through hard work.
‘‘Obviously you need to have solid music to have any level of success but we probably spend more time on the management and marketing side than we do on the music.
‘‘Luckily we have music coming out our ears so we have never struggled in that department.
‘‘The deeper you get involved in the music industry the more contacts you make, which is key,’’ he said.
their album, Melic have had some highprofile gigs including opening for The Feelers in London.
Melic are also focusing on their release campaign which will consist of various shows and festivals around Britain.
The band are
at planning possible tours.
‘‘ Look out New Zealand, we hope to be back in the not too distant future,’’ Andrew said.
Big break: Melic, made up of Matamata’s very own Andrew Coogan, Mark and Steve Hitchcock and fourth member Romy Bylin, has signed with London label Beatnik Geek Records.