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Better off together ❤️ A rivalry as old as time itself, or at least the 19th century, the great cities of Liverpool and Manchester are famous foes. Originally thought to have stemmed from the dues Mancunian merchants would have to pay Scouse canal operators, it’s a rivalry that’s found its way into all corners of […]

A Note from the Melodic Distraction Team   At the start of March this year, we were busy putting special measures in place to make our studio as suitable to an encroaching epidemic as possible. As with many other organisations, businesses and day-to-day ordinary folk, we had no idea what the next six months would […]

Sunday 5th July is the birthday of Wu-Tang Clan founding father RZA, and to celebrate we’ve got a special Check the Rhime show going live from General Jimmy dedicated to his five year plan. Ahead of that, we asked five of Liverpool’s music industry figures for various Wu related top fives.   Paddy Quinn of […]

We’re turning 5! In the final edition of three deep dives into the artists we’ve hand-picked to celebrate 5 years of Melodic Distraction with us, we chat to Doing Bits Studio’s, Abby Bird.     We first linked up with Abby back in 2019 for the Refreshments x Melodic Distraction tee – an instant sure […]

We’re turning 5! In the second of three deep dives into the artists we’ve hand-picked to celebrate 5 years of Melodic Distraction with us, we’re checking out Wavertree Worldwide co-founder, Kelvin SM (AKA LeisureLeisure.Co).   Our man Kelvin first came to us as a merchant of newly released records back in 2018. Our studio hosted […]

We’re turning 5! In the first of three deep dives into the artists we’ve hand-picked to celebrate 5 years of Melodic Distraction with us, we’re checking out our favourite skateboarding illustrator, Sketch Stance.    Ever wondered where the hands logo came from? Well we have that skateboarding fella with the boss ink and pen work, […]

Introducing, The New Wave Records. A Liverpool based (mostly) online record shop that’s curated like an indie bookstore. The shop is home to a growing selection of independent electronic music including ambient, Afro-boogie, highlife, balearic, house, jazz, techno and much more. All of the shop’s music has been lovingly compiled by Kelvin SM, a local records collector […]

It’s high, high summer already, huh? Leo season might seem like its just one long Insta scroll of glitter and itsy bitsy teenie weeny yellow polka dot bikinis, but hey if you’re not in Croatia, Berlin or Ibiza, there’s still sun/rain-soaked adventures to be had back home. Here’s our monthly round up of what is […]

Good grief. In the immortal words of Montserrat’s finest export Arrow – it’s “HOT HOT HOT”! Trapped in the Luciferian clutches of a hellish heatwave (and accompanying Football Fever™), Liverpool has transmogrified into a toasty yet beautifully breezy paradise akin to some fabled Caribbean clime, like Merseyside’s answer to Miami, with sweltering sunbathers and cool […]

Last month I opened with a quote from Plato, this ancient philosopher, waxing lyrical on the spiritual power of music. An eloquent confirmation of the general consensus here at Jacaranda Records – that life isn’t really worth much cop if you don’t have some banging tunes on the go. A couple weeks ago we opened […]