News: Mallory Knox return with single, album and tour announcements

It’s official: everyone’s favourite Cambridge rock band is back with new music.  Mallory Knox released a pretty simple video for their latest single, Giving It Up, yesterday, and I really enjoyed the track.  You can listen to the track here:

The vocals are a little rougher around the edges than the band’s usual fare, and the bass sounds a little louder than usual which gives the song a more grungy feel.

Giving It Up has made me pretty damn excited to hear the band’s upcoming third full length album, Wired.  The record is due out next March, and I’ll be looking out to see if any more singles are released, to give me a better idea of what direction the band will be heading in.

Mallory Knox will also be heading out on tour during March and April next year to celebrate the release of their new record.  This band is absolutely fantastic live, so I definitely recommend attending one of these shows if they visit a venue near you.  Helpfully, here is the list of dates for your viewing pleasure:

  • 20/3 – O2 Academy, Bristol
  • 21/3 – Tramshed, Cardiff
  • 22/3 – UEA, Norwich
  • 24/3 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
  • 25/3 – Leadmill, Sheffield
  • 26/3 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
  • 28/3 – Garage, Aberdeen
  • 29/3 – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
  • 31/3 – University Students’ Union, Newcastle
  • 1/4 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
  • 2/4 – Pyramids, Portsmouth
  • 4/4 – O2 Academy, Oxford
  • 5/4 – KOKO, London
  • 6/4 – KOKO, London

What did you think of Mallory Knox’s latest single?  Will you be heading out to see them on their UK tour next year? Let me know your thoughts on my Facebook or Twitter page, or in the comment section below this post.

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News: Deaf Havana announce new album release date

English alt rockers Deaf Havana have announced the release date for their next album in a less than conventional way.  All These Countless Nights is set to be released on the 27th of January next year, following the release of new single Sing earlier this month.  You can watch the video for that track here:

The band’s announcement was made whilst they played the above single during their set at Reading Festival last weekend.  During the performance, an artist spray painted the album title and release date onto the band’s stage backdrop.  If you’re in the UK and want to watch their full performance, you can check it out on the BBC iPlayer here.

Rather than pulling a Beyoncé and dropping a new album with no lead-up, announcement or publicity, or announcing a record the old fashioned way, I appreciate that Deaf Havana have shaken things up and done things a little differently.  Their new track sounds a little different too: the chorus is big and punchy, and it sounds like they’re stepping away from their slightly poppier sounding previous record.

Did you enjoy Deaf Havana’s Reading Festival track? Are you looking forward to their next album? Let me know on my Facebook or Twitter page, or in the comment section below this post.