Pete Mella's writing portfolio

Stuff I've written. All my opinions are my own, not those of any current or former employers.

Screaming Maldini

If there’s one band likely to raise a smile it’s Screaming Maldini. The Sheffield six-piece mix musical virtuosity and pop sensibilities into an uncategorisable brew of epic lushness, guaranteed to raise the spirits of all but the clinically dead.

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Betari’s Box (review)

“Those who have been following Sheffield acts as long as I have may recognise the vocals on this mini-album, as it’s the new project of Screaming Mimi’s Loretta Chantry.”

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Polkadodge (review)

“Two tracks reviewed here from Polkadodge, a relatively new Sheffield four-piece already causing many murmurs of appreciation on the live circuit.”

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Graveyard Band EP (review)

“Due to the infernal machinations of one very big, banjo-toting band at the moment, “alternative folk” is a genre this reviewer approaches with some trepidation…”

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Purgatory Players – Deserts (review)

“Sheffield’s brimming with some rather scarily good songwriting talent at the moment, and The Purgatory Players are up there with the best of them.”

December 16, 2012 · Leave a comment