Veronica Stewart-Frommer (lead vocals) and Eric Gabriel (vocals, keys) formed Melt in their hometown New York City in 2017. Soon, five of their friends joined: Marlo Shankweiler (guitar), Josh Greenzeig (drums), Lucas Saur (bass), Nick Sare (sax), and Aaron Alcouloumre (trumpet). The first song the band ever wrote and recorded, “Sour Candy,” went viral and peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s US Viral 50 Chart. It now has over six million streams on Spotify.
“Reliably Bad got their start in 2018 with the sole intent of bringing “danceable” music to what tends to be a gritty Greensboro house show scene. Playing alongside acts like Black Haus, Reliably Bad cut their teeth with tightly packed, high-energy shows that relied heavily on covers from acts like Stevie Wonder and Earth Wind & Fire.
Each song on Space Girl is full of nuanced layers– from choral vocals and string quartets to finely placed glockenspiel hits and silky smooth horn runs. While it’s easy to get lost in the glitz of maximalist production, Reliably Bad’s soundscapes remain grounded thanks to a tight rhythm section and captivating melodies.” – Grant Golden, CLTure
Keenan Jenkins’ musical career began during his Ph.D. studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he played open mics and local showcases between long days on the third floor of the psychology building. By the time he’d finished his degree, drained and discontent, his musical moonlighting had bloomed in full color. He took the cue and dove headfirst into the rich music scene in Carrboro, NC as XOXOK.