Meretto – Street Talking
3. Caesium Baby
4. A Kiss
5. A Method of Urban Survival
8. Once The Dust Has Gone
9. Back to Me
Album Released: November 16th 2009 on RockPop Records
Available from iTunes and all major download sites
www.meretto.com / www.myspace.com/meretto
â€œStreet Talking,â€ Merettoâ€™s latest album, is brimming with an exciting blend of Indie, Rock and Experimental sounds combined with street-wise swagger and dewy eyed optimism, and has been mixed by â€˜Dan Swift,â€™ renowned for working with the likes of â€˜Snow Patrol,â€™ â€˜Biffy Clyro,â€™ â€˜Art Brutâ€™ and â€˜Aqualungâ€™ to name a few. Tracks such as the recently released â€œDevotionâ€ and â€œA Kissâ€ exhibit the uplifting side to the album which is then complimented by the passionate, energetic drum playing and original guitar riffs. â€œA Method of Urban Survivalâ€ showcases the darker side to the album and the bands experimentation with vocals. â€œBack to Me,â€ the closing tracks brings the album to a perfect end as it slows the pace down but doesnâ€™t lose an ounce of passion. The tinge of electronic sounds helps to build up the momentum before the vocalist declares â€œYouâ€™ll be back to meâ€ aided with confident, powerful chords.
September 2009 saw the release of the aforementioned single â€œDevotionâ€ which garnered huge radio support from BBC Radio Berkshire, BFBS Radio, Sheffield Live and many, many more.
â€œCaptivatingâ€¦Definitely worth a listen!â€ Rock On The Web
Before joining forces with Stu (guitar and vocals) in 2003 to form Meretto, Matt (bass and vocals), elevating his affection for music, studied Music Tech in Newcastle where he was lectured by none other than â€˜Martin McAloon,â€™ bass guitarist of beloved British pop band â€˜Prefab Sproutâ€™ who recently released their eighth studio album â€œLetâ€™s Change The World with Music.â€ Stu, on the other hand, trained as a weather man alongside present BBC weather presenter â€˜Tomasz Schafernakerâ€™ but turned his back on a future BBC career realising that his true passion rested in being a part of Meretto.
A move to London to chase the dream inspired their debut album â€œChainsaw Art,â€ produced by renowned producer â€˜John Mitchell,â€™ known for working with artists such as â€˜It Bitesâ€™, â€˜Kinoâ€™, â€˜Arenaâ€™ and â€˜The Urbaneâ€™ and released in 2005. Steve, now Merettoâ€™s drummer, met Stu and Matt after having regular sessions with John Mitchellâ€™s band, â€˜Kino.â€™
â€œMeretto mix the verbose vitriol of early â€˜Manicsâ€™, the taut energy of â€˜At The Drive-Inâ€™, add a slug of pop sensibilities and shake it all up with their own secret ingredient to give us something new and tasty.â€ Independent Sound UK
Through the success of their previous releases, Meretto receive regular invites to play at prestigious venues across the UK including â€˜The Barfly,â€™ â€™93 Feet East,â€™ â€˜Tommy Flynns,â€™ â€˜Bull and Gateâ€™ in London and â€˜The Dry Barâ€™ as well as playing alongside ex â€˜Inspiral Carpetsâ€™ Tom Hingley at The Fly. Upcoming live dates see Meretto invited back to â€˜The Monto Water Ratsâ€™ in London and an album release launch party to be held confirmed soon. 2010 will be brimming with live appearances from this phenomenal live band as invitations from festival organisers to play at a host of summer festivals are already starting to flood through, with dates soon to be announced.
â€œJaunty energetic spiky prod-edged indie rockâ€ Organ
“Engaging…” Strummer Net
“An intense affair…” Shout 4 Music