Born in the Czech Republic, but with roots that stem from Istanbul, Turkey, Melis Soyaslanova is a talented singer/songwriter, emerging from influences of early folk, contemporary electronica and organic yet futuristic pop.
Formerly of songwriter duo IYES, Melis touches upon subjects melodramatically and thoughtfully, provoking a beautiful contrast between true feelings and old love.
Her debut 'Love Song Idea', a demo formed from old stems found on her computer reached Spotify's NMF playlists in UK and Italy, and hit 150,000+ streaming.
The first single, 'Flower' from her upcoming EP was premiered by Nylon, and hit the Hype Machine number 1 spot, twice.
A limited edition hand-noted 10" Vinyl pressing of her EP can be pre-ordered via Qrates now - https://qrates.com/artists/12495/items/13749
In 2014, a mysterious artist named WEIRDO released a demo online called ‘Disco’… a few days later, Majestic Casual posted the track on their popular YouTube channel to much acclaim. WEIRDO decided to remove the track from Soundcloud and take a break to get some more material together.
2016 arrives, WEIRDO returned, releasing debut single ‘Butter’ which hit #1 on HumanHuman, entering various Spotify and Apple Music playlists (including Fresh Finds and Best of the Week) and receiving plays on BBC Radio 1.
'Armanio’, the second single was premiered by Pigeons and Planes and then hit the Hype Machine #1 spot – sparking support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac who listed the band in her May 2016 ‘New Names’ on her daily show.
Their next release ‘Attitude’ was on Spotify's New Music Friday Huw Stephens took the band under his wing with BBC Radio 1 plays and an addition to a BBC Introducing playlist.
'Sapphire', their 4th release, was premiered on W Magazine, a US based fashion website powered by Condé Nast.
WEIRDO + CO are set to play live shows throughout 2017/18 and make a mark on the live scene, whilst releasing their music digitally via Virtuous Sound.