Nuremberg Germany’s Melonball will be dropping their debut album BREATHE on March 31st via Thousand Islands Records/Lockjaw Records.
The band is unveiling the album’s fourth single “Sicker” today with a video coming soon.
Of the song, the band says, “Certainly the most personal song for Oli. It is about the fact that– while for many, “family” means support and positivity– for some, it can also be a burden that you carry with you throughout your life.”
Breathing is everything – life, the essence of existence and the focus on the existential. With their debut album BREATHE, Melonball hit pretty deep. Ten songs full of punch, anger, criticism, and emotion are released by the skate punk band from Nuremberg on two labels, Thousand Islands Records and Lockjaw Records, that are well known for their good sense when it comes to the punk radar.
According to singer Oli, BREATHE collects social and system-critical topics, channels and breaks them down to the human feelings that are left at the end and can make you despair sometimes: “It’s at least comforting and often even life-saving to know that you’re not alone, that you’re not the only person feeling overwhelmed by injustice, abuse of power and all the shit that happens everywhere, but that you’re among like-minded people who share the same attitude and morals.”
Since their formation in 2019, Melonball have been traveling quite a bit, (except during the pandemic) and have been able to establish a name for themselves in the scene. Whether at Punk Rock Camp, Punk Rock Holiday, KNRD Fest or in front of audiences at shows with A Wilhelm Scream, Punk Rock Factory or Belvedere.
After the album release party on April 1st the quintet goes directly
on tour to the legendary Manchester Punk Fest where they also make stops in Saarbrücken, Antwerp, Brighton and London. In addition to numerous indoor concerts, the band will also play shows at this year’s Punk Rock Holiday in Slovenia and at the warmup show for Mission Ready Festival.
23/03/24 – Erfurt GER, with Drunktank
23/03/25 – Aachen GER, with March
23/04/01 – Nuremberg GER, “Breathe” Album
release show with Drunktank, Heathcliff
23/04/02 – Saarbrücken GER, with Drunktank,
23/04/03 – Antwerp BEL, with Heathcliff
23/04/05 – Brighton UK, with Heathcliff
23/04/06 – London UK, with Heathcliff
23/04/7-9 – Manchester UK, Manchester Punk Fest
23 23/04/12 – Munich GER,
23/04/14 – Fürth GER, with Chris Magerl, The
23/05/13 – Regensburg GER, Punk for Paws Fest
23/06/17 – Bad Laasphe GER, Festival
23/06/30 – Giebelstadt GER, Mission Ready Fest
23/08/8-11 – Tolmin SLO, Punk Rock Holiday