Miss Vincent kickstart a new chapter today, unveiling their vintage-tinged new single “Melanie”. Taking their backbone of dark punk to new heights with soaring, romantic melodies, combined with a cinematic and retro visual dealing with loss and grief, the track is a statement of intent for further things to come.

“”Melanie” is a song that came together really quickly” explains vocalist and guitarist Alex Marshall, ““I’ve always loved 50s rock’n’roll, and one of my favourite elements of that era is the immediacy of the songs, which is something we really wanted to come across on this track. For the video, I cast my mind around to stories of loss. One of my favourite films (and comics) is V for Vendetta, and the story of Valerie’s Letter is one of my favourite scenes of all time. It’s incredibly harrowing, and it’s always stuck with me. That was the basis for the premise behind the video – to take that narrative as a reference point, and to build our own from it. That was the basis for the premise behind the video – to take both those two narratives as a reference point, and to build our own from it. The narrative allows for a fair bit of viewer interpretation, which is cool. I know exactly how we see it, but I think it’s almost better that people can take their own meaning from it.”

“Melanie” drops ahead of their support on Creeper’s Reading & Leeds warm-up shows, alongside Doll Skin.

Tour Dates:

20th Aug – Dover Booking Hall **SOLD OUT**
21st Aug – Leicester Dryden St. Social **SOLD OUT**
22nd Aug – Stoke Sugarmill **SOLD OUT**

Alex comments, “We’re stoked to be joining Creeper on the road! They’re a great band and rad people. We’ve been talking about doing shows together for the longest time, so it’s great that we get to head out for a few dates together. The rooms are pretty intimate by their standards, so we’re expecting to witness some carnage each night. For us, it’s a great chance to get in front of some new people and show them what we’re all about. Having a new song out for the shows is really exciting too, as we’ve been locked away for a while creating what’s coming next, and this is the first taste of it”

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.