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New tunes / Youths triumph in San Remo / Mosta Music Festival / Flying Alligator passes away

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

Fresh new tunes...

ManaTapu have just released a video online for their new song Shulama which can be viewed here.

The eight-piece outfit is made up of James Saliba on bass, Ryan Abela on drums, Dario Vella C on vocals and electric guitar, Nick Morales on vocals and acoustic guitar, Luca Gurrieri on Saxophone, Liksu on Keys & Trumpet, Pupachile & Tete (aka Camacho Criminal) on vocals adding the international flavour to the sound. The band can be caught live at this year's edition of Earth Garden, before they head off to play Reeds 2023 Music festival in Switzerland in July.

Days after their electric show during this year's edition of Rock The South, Psychedelic post punk band The Velts released a fresh new song titled 'Nowhere Is Everywhere' tken from EP 'Past Tense'.

The Velts are Sean Borg, Alistair Abela, Stephen P. Axiak and Luke Ellul.

The video for 'Nowhere Is Everywhere' can be viewed here.

After debuting with 'Garden Of Delight' five months ago The Bride release a new song called, 'Hallikom!' an unusual track full of despair and rage about the wanton over-construction in the once-pristine country of Malta...and all the deaths caused by said industry.

The Bride is a collaboration project between Black Metal musician Marton 'Saħħar' Saliba, and prolific songwriter and singer Rita Pace. Lyric video of the song can be seen here.

New comers Krejon will be launching their debut EP, comprising of original instrumental songs on Friday 19th May in Pjazza San Gorg, Victoria, Gozo with aid from the Cultural Heritage Directorate, Ministry for Gozo.

More info regarding both band and music in the coming days in the meantime you can watch the video of their latest track released, titled 'Honduras' taken from the EP here.

During these past few days Kewn Records just released If It's Pop(ular) It's (Not) Cool by Massacre House Party featuring band photos by Jasmina Vulic and artwork photo by Sylvan Borg with design by Samwel Mallia. Check it out here.

Massacre House Party are:

Sylvan Borg - Guitar/Lyrics/Vocals

Aaron Sammut - Drums

Samwel Mallia - Bass

Youths triumph in San Remo

Electric Echoes is a rock band consisting of 8 young members and managed by Maria Borg (Delirium MT).

Consisting of Ylenia Vassallo singer, Isaac Azzopardi on lead guitar, Luke James rhythm guitar, Luka Stojakovic on saxophone, Elisha Bugeja on piano, Kyle Farrugia on keyboards and synths, Jake Azzopardi on bass, and Aiden on drums took part in San Remo GEF on the 5th of May, and a day later they opened the show discovering they had won first place in the Music Category they participated in. this was the band's first international performance, and they had won it!

Melodija team congratulates these youngsters and Maria for this achievement and hope for more success in the future.

The first Mosta Music Festival

This summer, the Mosta Fireworks Society is organizing the inaugural Mosta Music Festival on August 15, marking the first time this event will take place. The festival is scheduled for July 14 and 15 and is being held in collaboration with Puttinu Cares, a charitable organization. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Puttinu. General admission is based on a donation basis, while VIP tickets are anticipated to be available soon.

The festival will feature a lineup of esteemed artists, including The Travellers, Airport Impressions, Ziggy, and Tenishia. The complete lineup, along with further details and additional special guests, will be announced in the near future.

Flying Alligator Paul Zammit Cutajar passes away

Paul Zammit Cutajar, a talented musician and composer/lyricist, who was a member of the band Flying Alligators and played the synthesizer, has sadly passed away. In addition to his musical contributions, he was the proprietor of Farmhouse Studios Ltd., a recording studio.

Aside from his involvement with The Flying Alligators, Zammit Cutajar composed notable songs such as "My Butterfly," performed by Claudette Pace, "My Friends," sung by Gianni Zammit, and "Deep Inside My Heart" and "Who I Am," performed by Ira Losco, marking his involvement with the Malta Eurovision.

Beyond his musical endeavours, Zammit Cutajar was renowned for his remarkable skills as a travel and sports photographer, earning numerous awards for his exceptional work. He was 70 years old.

At Melodija, we extend our deepest sympathies to Paul's family and friends during this difficult time.

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