Artist info

Genre

Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Vulfpeck, Carole King, Steely Dan


band members

Mel Ertler


Influences

Moonchild, Raveena, Marvin Gaye, Donald Fagen, Toto, Stuff, Parcels, Weyes Blood, Hiatus Kaiyote


Website

Bio

Mel Ertler is a 20 year old Sydney-based artist drawing from Soul, Pop, Rock, Jazz and Funk to concoct some flavoursome tunes. This eclectic style is inspired by fusion classics like Steely Dan and current funk revivalists like Vulfpeck. Mel’s music is brewed in collaboration with her brother at their home studio. Together, they create a sound packed with lighthearted groove which contrasts with her vulnerable, earnest lyrics. This trademark was embedded in her debut single “Hold on to My Mind” as well as her current single “Saturn Blues”. This cosmic-themed tune has a sombre, elegant feel to it laced with energetic, funky moments.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

10 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

A fat bass dives into a luscious oasis and just like that you're hypnotised by the profound joy of Mel Ertler's musical world. What a beautiful trip.

A fat bass dives into a luscious oasis and just like that you're hypnotised by the profound joy of Mel Ertler's musical world. What a beautiful trip.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Feb 2019

Triple J
35

You hooked me in with those yacht rock influences and then sold me with the supple chorus.

You hooked me in with those yacht rock influences and then sold me with the supple chorus.