Our new single HOW IT FEELS has just been released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and usual online outlets. See the video here!

Cracks In The Land are an East Sussex based band, with an sound that takes in pop, acoustic grooves, a hint of folk, harmonies and well crafted tunes. Our debut album is in the offing and will be ready early 2018.


Cracks In The Land are a 4 piece band that channels a Crowded House sensibility with roots and folk leanings.

The band formed at the end of 2013 and since that time they have supported Cutting Crew, made several festival and radio appearances, gigged in London and Berlin as well as around the south of England.

Starting with singer-songwriters Bob Melrose and Meya Rein the duo grew into a four piece with the addition of drummer/percussionist Ben Armstrong and guitarist/vocalist Bill Burke late in 2015.

The chemistry was there from the moment the current lineup got together and the band are co-writing new songs which they are looking forward to performing and recording in 2018.

Bob Melrose – vocals, guitar
Meya Rein – vocals, bass
Ben Armstrong – percussion, drums
Bill Burke – guitar, vocals


Single: How It Feels

Our new single from our forthcoming album “The Ground Beneath Us” is How It Feels, Meya takes lead vocal duties on this slow ballad and Ben has done a fantastic mix. Will be available shortly on iTunes and everywhere expecting early December.


We are loosely based in East Sussex, and you can catch us gigging regularly in Sussex, Kent and beyond in distant lands.

Contact Bob on 07875 902239