Melt Yourself Down
Battersea Arts Centre, London.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 16s who are not accompanied by an adult.
Evangelical peddlers of DNA-rearranging post-punk exoctica, Melt Yourself Down are an unholy communion of North American influences and shamanic vocals with a wanton disregard for their own safety.
Formed by saxophonist Pete Wareham, they number in their ranks some of the finest musicians of their generation, with members having played with Acoustic Ladyland, Sons Of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming and Hello Skinny.
Melt Yourself Down's 2013 self-titled debut album was widely acclaimed, an album of the year in Time Out and Rough Trade, receiving significant support from BBC 6 Music which led to an appearance in Later... With Jools Holland.
Their freewheeling live shows became the stuff of legend - the raw Nubian soul percussion of Ali Hassan Kuban mixed with the shiny, urban junk trash disco of James Chance. This bizarre was captured on Live At The New Empowering Church, a limited release for Record Store Day in 2014. Their second studio album, Last Evenings On Earth, is a dizzying, continent-hopping voyage, darker and heavier than its predecessor.
Support act TBC