Firemelon have been rocking audiences in Southern California for the past decade, playing shows with cool folks like Robben Ford, Kiefer Sutherland, Mike Campbell, Kim Wilson, Dr. John, and David Lindley.
Firemelon is made up of five members, Matthew Samia (Guitar and Vocals), Matt Bailey (Guitar), Ron Larson (Guitar), Jeff Cassens (Drums) and Chris Harvey (Pedal Steel). Influenced by the music of Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, and Neil Young (to name a few), their sets of original music meld country and rock with a touch of pop, to form their own distinct sticky Americana gumbo.
Firemelon has released their latest single 'Before Goodbye' from their new full length album 'King Leisure'. ' Before Goodbye' tells the story about the an ending of a relationship. The song is a great for anyone that is going through a tough time. For us and many others, music is the best cure to transport your mind to a calmer, more peaceful state of mind. 'Before Goodbye' will calm you as you listen and at the same time inspire you with how they keep grounded. Firemelon sticks to their classic roots, with Matthew Samia's passion filled vocals and a unique musical arrangement featuring country flares and the perfect amount of pedal steel guitar. We can't wait to check them out at their upcoming show in #Anaheim, CA at The House of Blues!
Listen to 'Before Goodbye' here.
We had the pleasure of talking with Firemelon about their new single! Listen to 'Before Goodbye' here.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Yes! Firemelon is a little ol’ RocknRoll/Americana band out of Southern California. A couple of guitars, bass, drums, pedal steel, and the occasional Hammond organ flesh out the sound of the album.
Tell us a bit about your new song and the writing style behind it.
“Before Goodbye” is a song about endings. It’s not really about any one particular relationship or breakup, but rather the feeling everyone has experienced when things fall apart.
Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
Sometimes things pop in my head as I’m driving or noodling on the guitar or whatever. This one was a driving song. The opening guitar riff and first few lines sort of appeared in my skull as I was cruising down PCH. I brought the skeleton of the tune in to rehearsal that night, and it just sort of formed itself.
What are the top 3 things you would love your fans to know about you on the more personal side of things?
We love vintage guitars, fine spirits, and we all have dogs.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you explain your live performance?
We’ll be at House of Blues in Anaheim on August 23rd, and The Mint in L.A. on August 31st. Our live shows are stripped-down and high-energy. Like the record, but louder and faster.
Connect with Firemelon on social media: