Thursday 3rd March 2022

(Original date: 23rd April)

Patterns, Brighton

Melt Yourself Down play into a great tradition of British insurgents that spans decades and genres, from the Sex Pistols to Radiohead, and from Kate Tempest to Young Fathers. The band’s lineage is rooted in jazz’s rich history of sticking a middle finger to The Man. “Jazz was the wild, dirty music of the 20s, 30s,” says lead vocalist, Kush. “It was not a sit down, polite, experience.” Saxophonist, Pete, adds: “I love jazz best when it feels dangerous.”

Reinventing and defying musical genres their sound has paved the way for acts such as Comet is Coming, Black Flower and Sons of Kemet, to name a few...