There’s a refreshing, singular vision to Meljoann’s approach to music. Her sophomore album HR is joyfully jagged – an ass scrunch to late capitalism. She channels Janet Jackson on glitchy pop singles such as O Supervisor whilst Trophy Wife has a cinematic expansiveness to it. Her accompanying videos are an inventive delight also. While Meljoann still sashays under the radar, one hopes due recognition is on the way, for she has easily delivered one of the best Irish albums of ’21. She is worthy of bigger stages too, festival bookers take note!
The Grand Social, Saturday November 6, €12.50
support from ÓDÚ and rising Dublin artist S.E.M.I.