Antwerp-based art-rock heroes Meltheads have shared biting new single ‘Theodore’.
The band have always caused a stir on the continent, with their feral shows sparking rapturous word-of-mouth hype. Reminiscent of Iggy Pop in flamboyance, there’s a righteous sensibility to their music which recalls The Birthday Party, or perhaps The Gun Club.
Belgian legends dEUS are obsessed with them, inviting the band on tour earlier this year. Looking ahead, you can catch Meltheads at the influential ESNS showcase in the Netherlands on January 17th.
Debut album ‘Decent Sex’ is out on February 9th, an attempt to capture their visceral sound on record. New song ‘Theodore’ is an art-rock ripper, an explosion in a barbed wire factory that seethes and writhes with a palpable rage.
Beneath it all, however, is an urge towards self-protection amid increasingly dark times. “It’s a song about trying to love yourself” frontman Sietse Willems explains. “The things you fuck up and the love you get from your friends. I love my friends, they adore me. I adore my friend Theodore.”
Tune in now.
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