KATIE MALCO – ” Failures “

Posted: April 9, 2020 in MUSIC
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Based out of London, although originally from Northampton, Katie Malco is a songwriter who’s been making quiet waves for a few years now. Back in 2013, Katie released the well-received Tearing Ventricles EP, and has subsequently toured with the likes of BC Camplight, Jenny Lewis and This Is The Kit. Now seven years on, Katie is set to return this summer with her debut album, “Failures”, due out in June on 6131 Records.


Described by Katie as, “a coming of age record”, Failures serves as a documentation of growing up, learning to accept adulthood and figuring out who you really are. While we’ll have to wait until June to get the full picture, Katie has thus far shared two offerings to whet our appetites. Creatures, released in September last year, is a raw and wonderful thing, all crunchy alt-rock guitars and impassioned vocals, as Katie reflects on the thoughts that run through your head as you lie down to sleep. Even better is Katie’s most recent single, Animals; a reflection on a particularly dark time in her life, where Katie was sofa-surfing to avoid her mum’s abusive partner, and turning to drink and drugs for a sense of escapism. Musically, Animals seems to nod to equally to the likes of The Breeders and We Were Promised Jetpacks, as powerful guitar lines are cut through with crystalline vocal tones.


Both tracks hint at a record of emotional outpouring, of a songwriter digging back into their past, working through it, and emerging out the other side, Failures is shaping up to be far more successful than it’s title lets on

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