Melodyguild are often described using phrases such as “shoegaze”, “indie rock”, and “dream pop”. As elusive as it may be to fully define the Los Angeles-based band’s sound, it is safe to say that they aspire to embody a sweeping range - a broad sonic spectrum in the music they create. The individual band members each possess a focus, a particular energy which drives Melodyguild toward its goal. When grouped together, the result is both honest and extraordinary.
It begins with Suzanne Perry, angel-voiced singer from the successful ethereal duo Love Spirals Downwards. Her vocals set the tone for the rest of the band, while her ability to elicit emotion connects Melodyguild to its audience. It continues with Nicholas Pallos, who brings to the band his unique, personal drumming style and knowledge of multiple instruments, adding a gentle intensity to the mix. Next is Cris Miller, who contributes his proficiency in production, transforming musical ideas into full arrays of melody, further completing the vision Melodyguild sets out to achieve. Matt Gleason adds lush guitar and effects, both of which fuel the band’s beautiful tone. And finally, Rodney Rodriguez deftly secures the link between rhythm and melody on bass.
To date, Melodyguild’s dynamic live performances have been warmly received by the Los Angeles community; the band’s ability to shift gears from subtle to intense, hypnotic to jazzy, not lost on the city’s tough-to-please audiences. As for Melodyguild’s future, we look forward to new recordings and more of their engaging live shows. Every moment retaining that varying style, that inspired energy, that gave Melodyguild life from the very beginning.