Melon Yellow 2020

Sat Sep 19 2020

1:00 PM

Invisible Wind Factory

3 Regent Road Liverpool L3 7DS

£32.45

Ages 16+

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Melon Yellow’s first transmission will be broadcasted on March 14th at the Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool.

The event is designed as a celebration of Shoegaze, Punk, Arts & Sustainability.

The Melon Yellow programme aim is to test the best sounds in a live environment accompanied by a full sensual experience, across food, drink and the visual arts.

Line-Up
RIDE
Turnover 
The Regrettes 
Lauran Hibberd 
Gaffa Tape Sandy 
St Martiins 
Newmoon

At the festival this year we are going to be trying out something new.....
As our part of not creating more waste for the planet we are going to be pushing the below
- No festival merch. Instead there will be live screen printing and you can bring anything to be printed. Give a new life to that old T-shirt you’re not using
-no single use plastics. By having a multi use cup you can purchase on site there will be no need to throw any plastics away
- no paper tickets or wristbands. As we mentioned were trying to cut down on single use anything!

38% off terms and conditions.
This offer is valid on event dates listed on this page only.  
This offer will run from 10am on Thursday 30 January 2020 and expire on Sunday 9 February at 6pm.
Please select the special offer tickets on the next page when selecting your ticket from the ticket type listing.
Please note, a processing and delivery fee may apply per transaction.
Please note, a delivery fee may apply per transaction.
This offer is valid on an allocation of 200 tickets only.
This online offer is subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount and does not apply to tickets already booked.
 

 


Melon Yellow 2020

  • Ride.

    Ride.

    Shoegaze

  • Turnover

    Turnover

    Alternative Rock

    There is a closeness at the heart of Turnover’s aptly titled new album, ‘Altogether.’ Though it’s the first collection the trio has written while living on opposite coasts, the record actually represents the group’s most collaborative and connected work to date, showcasing the intuitive, near-telepathic relationship frontman Austin Getz has developed over the years with his bandmates.
     
    “Instead of making things more difficult, being far apart helped us learn to appreciate each other even more,” says Getz. “As a band, we’re closer now than we’ve ever been before.”
     
    Recorded at Philadelphia’s Studio 4 with longtime creative foil Will Yip at the helm, ‘Altogether’ finds the group breaking new ground on a number of fronts. Pop sensibilities inform the writing for the first time, with elements of funk, jazz, lounge, and disco mingling alongside the band’s trademark indie grit and punk energy. Lush melodies and infectious hooks reflect the newfound freedom and confidence that have inspired Getz since his cross-country move to northern California, while adventurous recording techniques and instrumentation lend a fresh perspective without sacrificing the kind of precise detail and rich intricacies that have come to define the band’s recent studio output. The result is an album that boasts both sonic sophistication and emotional accessibility in equal measure, a major leap forward in sound and vision that reveals time apart as the true key to togetherness.
     
    The title is fitting in another way as well, according to Getz. “On this record, more than in the past, we wanted to keep in mind the beauty of writing ‘popular music,’” he explains. “By that I mean music for people who don’t have the time to delve into the niches and find fringe artists, music for those of us who are busy with work or our families or whatever problems might be around. Music is real magic that can change people’s days and lives, and the more people listening and loving, the better.”
     
    Turnover first emerged roughly a decade ago in Virginia Beach, VA, but the group’s critical and commercial breakthrough didn’t arrive until six years later, when they cracked the Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart with their acclaimed sophomore album, ‘Peripheral Vision.’ The band—which consists of Getz, his brother Casey on drums, and their childhood friend Danny Dempsey on bass—followed it up in 2017 with ‘Good Nature,’ a streaming smash that racked up roughly 40 million plays on Spotify alone and which Vice proclaimed to be “their best album yet.” Reviews were similarly glowing around the world (Pitchfork praised the record’s “rhythmic propulsion and harmonized guitar sparkles,” while Exclaim! hailed its “shimmering instrumentation and luscious harmonies,” and The Line of Best Fit swooned for its “plush production” and “subtle maturity”), and the album earned the band headline dates everywhere from Brooklyn Steel to The Fonda Theatre along with their first appearance at Coachella.
     
    “With ‘Peripheral Vision,’ I was starting to experiment with psychedelics, and I was feeling alienated from a lot of the things I’d been raised to believe and accept,” Getz reflects. “That album asked a lot of questions, and I felt like ‘Good Nature’ was my attempt to find the answers to those questions. This time around, though, I found myself in a very different place, both literally and metaphorically.”
     
    Starting over from scratch somewhere new, particularly somewhere as rural and isolated as Getz’s new home in northern California, proved more challenging than he had anticipated.
     
    “The move was great in a lot of ways,” he explains, “but the experience also de-romanticized a lot of the notions I had about leaving everything behind and relocating to the woods. I realized I’d been undervaluing a lot of things that were actually really important to me, like having friends and family close by. I had to come to terms with being a stranger and learn how to trust new people and make new connections all over again.”
     
    For the first time, Getz found himself looking inwards instead of outwards for inspiration, writing as an act of self-exploration rather than in response to any external stimuli.
     
    “There was a deepening of my relationship with music that came out of the whole experience,” he explains. “Instead of waiting for some revelation to arrive, I would make myself sit down with a guitar or at the piano and just play until something interesting happened. Often what came out surprised me.”
     
    Sometimes an entire song would reveal itself in ten minutes; other times, Getz would land on a guitar riff or a chord progression that he’d revise for months.  The band spent time writing together in-person on tour and during time off in New York and Portland, with Yip flying out to join the band for the latter.
     
    “Will’s much more than just a producer for us at this point,” says Getz. “He’s a close friend and a reliable piece of what our sound has become.”
     
    That sound is the product of a remarkably wide range of influences and tastes, which Turnover synthesizes on the album into a whole far greater than the sum of its parts.
     
    “Working remotely for the most part, everybody was able to send ideas around on their own schedules, and nobody felt too protective of anything, so the new songs started to reflect each of our personalities more than ever before,” says Getz. “Collectively we like everything from jazz to folk, disco to rock and roll, and a lot in between, and it’s where we all intersect that things start to feel special. With the three of us and Will all contributing to the writing together, the songs turned out better than anything any of us could have done on our own. That’s what makes the experience of being a band really unique as opposed to just one artistic mind.”
     
    ‘Altogether’ demonstrates the band’s eclectic mix of personalities from the very start, opening with a lo-fi, jazzy intro that quickly gives way to the driving drums and delay-drenched guitar of “Still In Motion.” Like much of the album to come, the song is a meditation on change and perspective, on learning to quiet your mind and appreciate the moment before it’s gone. The bittersweet “No Reply” reckons with guilt over failing to be present with a loved one, while the effervescent “Much After Feeling” recognizes the sacrifices we make to stay connected across geographical distance, and the breezy “Parties” grapples with the kind of self-consciousness that can leave us prisoners of our own design.
     
    “There’s a part in that song where the tone completely changes,” says Getz, “and that represents the moment when your walls finally come down and you start to just appreciate where you are. The lyrics go from describing the nervousness you feel in a particular moment to just describing the moment itself because you’re finally out of your head and able to recognize the beauty that’s all around you.”
     
    Getz taps into that beauty throughout the record, stopping to smell the roses and ground himself in ways that might have seemed impossible even just a few years ago. “Starting to feel at home in the country,” he sings on the hazy “Valley of the Moon,” while the sultry sax of “Ceramic Sky” hints at the simple and sensual pleasures of falling in love, and the playful “Plant Sugar” channels 80’s Britpop as it makes a case for mindfulness.
     
    “I was stressed out when I first started writing that song, but then I looked up at the sky and saw the constellations and felt ridiculous for being worried about anything,” he laughs. “It reminded me that sometimes you just need a little change in perspective to appreciate how lucky you really are.”
     
    Turns out, that’s all Turnover needed, too.
  • The Regrettes

    The Regrettes

    Garage Punk

    How Do You Love?, the sophomore LP from L.A. power-pop outfit The Regrettes, is a an album about the most universal of emotions: love. Throughout the record, 18-year-old frontwoman Lydia Night details the rise and fall of a relationship—from that first rush of butterflies, through a destructive break-up, to ultimately finding peace and closure.
     
    The album arrives on the heels of a few explosive years for The Regrettes. In 2018, the band— currently rounded out by members Genessa Gariano (22, guitar), Brooke Dickson (24, bass) and Drew Thomsen (22, drums)—released their critically acclaimed Attention Seeker EP, as well the passionate standalone anti-Kavanaugh anthem “Poor Boy,” which ELLE deemed “a feminist call to arms.” The group also dominated the year’s top summer festivals, from Coachella to Reading + Leeds, landing on the covers of LA Times and LA Weekly and earning praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, USA Today, Variety, and The Guardian. Together, the group has graced the stages of CONAN and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, toured extensively across North America and Europe, and garnered widespread acclaim from NPR, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Consequence of Sound, and many more since the 2017 release of their breakthrough debut album, Feel Your Feelings, Fool!
     
    Taking that momentum in stride, The Regrettes are excited to move into their next era. Night, who wrote the vast majority of lyrics on How Do You Love?, came up with the idea after writing a group of songs about her experiences in various real-life relationships. From there, she says, she “realized that they all they fit together and tell a story.”
     
    This story begins with a spoken-word poem, as Night diagnoses the listener as being "infected” with a “love disease.” From there, the album is off to the races: the first song is the recently released standout “California Friends,” a danceable track about the excitement—and the nerves—that come with meeting someone new. “[It’s about] not knowing your feelings towards that person, really,” Night says, “but your gut is telling you that you like them, or love them, but you just know that it’s not what’s easiest [for you].”
     
    A little less than halfway through the record, with the sauntering “Stop and Go,” Night pumps the breaks a bit: “Stop before we lose control,” she sings, “Let’s take a breath before we go, go, go.” She explains that the song is about realizing that her new relationship isn’t perfect: “A lot of times,” she says, “at the beginning of a relationship, there’s just nothing wrong. But then the problems start popping up. [You discover] there’s a lot you don’t like about the person—a lot of [qualities] you don’t think you can be with.”
     
    By “Dead Wrong,” these problems have become insurmountable for Night. And in the last quarter of the record (“Go Love You,” “Hasn’t Hit You,” and “Here You Go”), she makes the decision to leave—and she’s not looking back. “I feel strong in this decision and I am right,” she says of the emotion that inspired those latter songs. “I’m doing what’s best for myself—have you learned that yet for yourself?”
     
    Although Night ends up alone in her story, the tone of the album’s closer (and title track), “How Do You Love?” is hardly bitter. Instead, it’s a self-reflection on the journey of falling in and out of love—with hope for the future: “It’s about finding bravery through [love],” Night says. “It’s about learning and accepting that, yes, you went through a shitty breakup, but that’s amazing—because all that means is next time you’re in a relationship, you know so much more about yourself and about what you want.”

    Returning to Night’s original diagnoses of the listener being “infected” with love, the record makes it very clear that The Regrettes are infected, too—but that's not a bad thing. The band hopes that the album will provide “the cure," by showing listeners that no matter how they’ve experienced love—whether it's romantic, platonic, or self-love—they’re never alone.
  • Lauran Hibberd

    Lauran Hibberd

    Alternative Rock

    Humorous, infectious and charismatic in equal measure, Isle Of Wight’s rising sensation Lauran Hibberd thrives once more with anthemic single Hoochie, firmly solidifying her growing status within the UK’s emerging indie elite.

    Buzzing across the airwaves with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Jack Saunders all throwing their support behind the young musician, Lauran’s witty, off-kilter approach continues to attract glowing praise from the online community (The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, The 405) and welcome comparisons to contemporaries including Courtney Barnett and Phoebe Bridgers.
  • Gaffa Tape Sandy

    Gaffa Tape Sandy

    Alternative Rock

    Formed in 2015 by three friends with a desire to do something loud and exciting, GAFFA TAPE SANDY’s popularity quickly escalated thanks to a series of incendiary live shows and a seemingly endless succession of instantly memorable garage-punk/rock tunes. Influenced by a diverse range of music, from The White Stripes, The Pixies, Violent Femmes, to Pulled Apart By Horses, Slaves, Thee Oh Sees; GAFFA TAPE SANDY seem to have carved their own niche in the garage punk/rock genre, often winning over crowds of all ages and musical tastes.

  • ST.MARTiiNS

    ST.MARTiiNS

    Indie Pop

  • Newmoon

    Newmoon

    Indie Pop

  • Melon Yellow Festival

    Melon Yellow Festival

    Psychedelic

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Melon Yellow 2020

Sat Sep 19 2020 1:00 PM

Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool
Melon Yellow 2020

£32.45 Ages 16+

Melon Yellow’s first transmission will be broadcasted on March 14th at the Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool.

The event is designed as a celebration of Shoegaze, Punk, Arts & Sustainability.

The Melon Yellow programme aim is to test the best sounds in a live environment accompanied by a full sensual experience, across food, drink and the visual arts.

Line-Up
RIDE
Turnover 
The Regrettes 
Lauran Hibberd 
Gaffa Tape Sandy 
St Martiins 
Newmoon

At the festival this year we are going to be trying out something new.....
As our part of not creating more waste for the planet we are going to be pushing the below
- No festival merch. Instead there will be live screen printing and you can bring anything to be printed. Give a new life to that old T-shirt you’re not using
-no single use plastics. By having a multi use cup you can purchase on site there will be no need to throw any plastics away
- no paper tickets or wristbands. As we mentioned were trying to cut down on single use anything!

38% off terms and conditions.
This offer is valid on event dates listed on this page only.  
This offer will run from 10am on Thursday 30 January 2020 and expire on Sunday 9 February at 6pm.
Please select the special offer tickets on the next page when selecting your ticket from the ticket type listing.
Please note, a processing and delivery fee may apply per transaction.
Please note, a delivery fee may apply per transaction.
This offer is valid on an allocation of 200 tickets only.
This online offer is subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount and does not apply to tickets already booked.
 

 

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

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Ages 16+
limit 8 per person
General Admission
£32.45 (£29.50 + £2.95 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Terms & Conditions

This event is 16 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 16 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.