Melpo Mene

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Melpo Mene
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Indie, pop
Years active 2002–present
Labels Imperial Recordings
Website Official website
Members Erik Mattiasson

Melpo Mene is an independent band formed and headed by musician Erik Mattiasson from Stockholm, Sweden. Their 2008 album release, Bring the Lions Out, included the single "I Adore You", which was used in a 2008 Volvo car commercial.[1] Initially, their debut album Holes was not available in North America except as a digital download through iTunes until the release of Bring the Lions Out, after which both were available in physical copy.[2]

Melpo has played many cities, from New York City to Paris, and has shared the stage with Bon Iver, Loney Dear, José González, and more. In 2012 Melpo put out Behind The Trees, which he released independently via Redeye Distribution. This album was featured on iTunes in the Indie Spotlight and Singer/Songwriter sections, as well as featured on Spinner in their home page "Listening Party" section. The single "We Should Be Walking" received airplay on numerous college and specialty radio stations, leading him to chart at #9 in the SubModern Singles chart and was featured in an episode of ABC's The Middle. The track "Ain't Gonna Die While Sitting Down" was featured in Netflix's Hemlock Grove and the Warner Bros. Film, The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon. The music video for this track premiered on Paste (magazine) and stars Actor, Peter Stormare's, daughter. [3]


Compact discs[edit]

Vinyl records[edit]

  • Lady 7"
  • Don't Save Me 7"

Extended plays[edit]

  • Don't Save Me EP
  • Hello Benjamin EP
  • Jedi EP


  • "Holes" (Holes, title track)
  • "I Adore You" (Bring the Lions Out)
  • "Snakes and Lions" (Bring the Lions Out)
  • "We Should Be Walking" (Behind The Trees)


  1. ^ "Ohio Rocks Inc. Album Review". 
  2. ^ "Brooklyn Vegan Interview". 
  3. ^ "Paste Magazine Premiere". 

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