Mealtime - Aperitif
“Meshing industrial noise-pop with glittering, math rock rhythms and harsh electronica, it’s perfectly organised chaos” – NME Album Review (4 stars)
“Their characteristic noise pop looks set to soar across 2020” – Line of Best Fit
“Hard AF alt-pop” - DIY
“Mealtime not only defy but conquer” – SoYoung
“Daring and provocative” – Clash
“Six-piece Mealtime are the band on everyone’s lips in 2020”- Daily Star
“Saturated alt-pop bangers” – The Most Radicalist
Included in the NME 100 2020
Manchester based noise pop innovators Mealtime are proud to release their debut EP Aperitif (via Lab Records), an irresistible cocktail of sugary melodies and sharp hooks with a hint of acidity. Aperitif comes with a recommended serving suggestion from Mealtime, “our Aperitif is best served cool, pumping through shitty speakers on a park bench with a packet of Space Raiders.”
The EP follows their 2020 stormer Rain Like This and the acclaimed 2019 trio of singles Sublime, Denim and Teef that made them a critical favourite with NME, Line of Best Fit, Clash, DIY and more. These singles are featured on Aperitif alongside the brand new early-00s-pop-hit-that-never-was Excess and the chrome-sleek android sounds of S.P.E.C.I.A.L.
Excess is described by the sextet as “a broody alt-pop banger about craving the unattainable, whether it’s love, sex or luxury. We were originally going to call it K-Swiss but we were told we’d get sued.”
These new songs are a marker of how far Mealtime have come and serve as the start of a glittering new future for a band that they humbly state began as “a weird collective of six idiots arguing about pop music in a cramped bedroom.”
With Aperitif Mealtime trace their early days in the cramped confines of a bedroom before transporting you into a realm of their own: a world filled with their fizzing pop confections. All that’s left for you to do is put on your headphones and come meet them there.