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Track Review - Mellow Mayhems debuts with soulful pop-rock single "Tricks"

Mellow Mayhems, a newly formed trio hailing from the crossroads of roots, rock 'n' roll, Motown, and melodic pop, steps onto the music scene with their captivating debut single, "Tricks." With promises of infectious melodies, soulful vocals, and a dynamic rhythm, the band sets the stage for a musical journey that is both nostalgic and refreshingly original.

Comprised of Sam Macdonald on guitar and vocals, Peter Korotki on bass and backing vocals, and Stephen Brown on drums and backing vocals, Mellow Mayhems wastes no time in making their mark. "Tricks" is a delightful fusion of blues and Motown, drawing inspiration from the timeless sounds of the past while infusing it with their own unique flair.

Clocking in at three-and-a-half minutes, "Tricks" immediately grabs the listener's attention with its catchy melodies and driving rhythm. Sam Macdonald's wide-ranging and soulful vocals take centre stage, supported by Peter Korotki's powerful bass hooks and complemented by the addition of horns that add depth and texture to the track.

The song's lyrics, echoing the raw emotion of Nina Simone, speak to themes of resilience and self-empowerment. "I’ve no caring for your glaring / I’m no playmate for your hate," sings Macdonald, encapsulating the spirit of defiance and determination that runs through the heart of "Tricks."

Overall, "Tricks" serves as a promising debut for Mellow Mayhems, showcasing their ability to blend genres seamlessly while delivering a message that resonates with listeners. With this single, the band has laid a strong foundation for what promises to be an exciting journey ahead in the music industry.

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