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There are a lot of soul revival bands around, but the Meltdown’s angle is different - Simon and Lachlan are both pretty country and The Meltdown has more than a bit of that Ray Charles country via gospel thing, and a taste of dirty blues in it too. Echoes of towns like Euroa and Avenel, where the boys blew in from, or just artistic license? Either way, if there’s one thing that soul and country can both do for you, it’s songs about heartbreak, so here’s some rippers.
The self-titled debut album by The Meltdown, Melbourne's purveyors of the finest country soul, blends country, gospel and 60s soul with Burke's enigmatic songwriting style and Lachlan McLean's soulful horn arrangements. The result is a unique take on Australian soul music and a record full of life, energy and deeply felt storytelling. With the bloodlines of southern soul; the space, the groove, the horns, and a dash of traditional country songwriting, The Meltdown have grown into something that is their own.