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Here, Melys sound like vintage new wavers Penetration, which is a very fine thing indeed. Skip the first track, the one where these flinty Welsh art-popsters were still figuring out how their battered drum. But by the time they get to third track ‘Mae’n Amser I Newid’ they’re cooking with gas because it’s a sparkly, shimmery piece of lo-fi dream-pop wonderment. And ‘Porn Myself’ is just as good; a sugar-rush lament about bad hair days and the thin line between artistic compromise and prostitution. vintage new wavers Penetration, which is a very.
After this success Melys apparently shied away from the public eye, returning in 2003 with their fourth album Casting Pearls. Their latest release was Life's Too Short (a title (and album) dedicated to Peel) in 2005. Slagging Off Tourists EP (1999). Un Darllenwr Lwcus EP (2000).
Melys are an indie band from Betwys-Y-Coed in Wales
This was followed by the Slagging Off Tourists EP (containing live favourite Disco Pig), Melys' second album Kamikaze (8 May 2000) and the Un Darllenwr Lwcus single. In October 2000, Radio 1 came to Cardiff for the One Live urban festival. John Peel introduced the band at their Clwb Ifor Bach gig (supported by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci).
Suikerspin (Dutch for candy floss), Melys' third album, was released in 2001 After this success Melys apparently shied away from the public eye, returning in 2003 with their fourth album Casting Pearls.