MELA is a Dreampop Duo from Vienna. Since 2015 Simon Bauer and Marius Grimminger are working together on compositions, that are inspired by various genres and range from emotional ballads over four-to-the-floor dance songs to powerful and energetic songs. Central to the sound of MELA are deep basslines, spheric synthesizers, electric guitars as well as playful melodies. All surrounded by a harmonic mixture of melancholia and danceability.
After numerous shows in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic and two self-made EPs, MELA signed with the Viennese Indie Label Kleio Records in 2018. One year later their debut album “To Postpone A Dream” (Kleio Records, 2019) was released, which was produced and mixed in collaboration with Vienna-based producer Peter Paul Aufreiter (Hearts Hearts). Since then, the two have not been unproductive: After playing further shows MELA released the single “Violet Bloom” , followed by “My Own Parade” in 2021, followed by 3 new singles in 2022 and 2023 that lead to the release of their second full length titled “Sometimes what heart knows, head forgets” out on 29.09.23 via Kleio Records.
At their concerts, the band is supported by live musicians on the bass and the drums. This makes the live experience direct, powerful, and energetic.