MALIHINI SHARE “MISS” VIDEO VIA GOLD FLAKE PAINT
LONDON / ROME DUO’S SECOND SINGLE RELEASED ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
DEBUT HEADLINE SHOW: 2ND OCTOBER @ THE WAITING ROOM, LONDON
London x Rome duo Malihini (Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo) present their self-directed visuals for “Miss“. The band’s first ever music video was shot in London and the Pyrenees and premieres today on Gold Flake Paint.
“One night, half asleep I was listening through the song and these images started coming to me and we decided to try and make this pictorial stream of consciousness,” says Speziale. “I’m totally improvising as a director but with the help of some friends we’ve got as close as possible to the inner workings of my brain.”
“Miss” is the band’s second single, and was produced by Richard Ford (Wild Beasts, Darkstar, Ghostpoet). They also recently announced that their debut headline show will take place on 2nd October at The Waiting Room, London.
Speziale and Caiozzo met in early 2015 and, in what Federica describes as a “moment of surrender,” decided to start making music together on a road trip through Austria, Germany and Poland. The duo gathered thirty improvised musical ideas and spent eight days recording with their friend and drummer Alberto Paone in a Roman studio.
Last year, they decided to break from their previous musical incarnations and moved from Rome to London, taking with them a hard drive of songs, a battered suitcase and vinyl copies of Nick Drake‘s Five Leaves Left and Stevie Wonder‘s Hotter Than July.
“Miss” comes hot on the heels of debut single “Waiting,” recorded in Camberwell in the house of an Egyptologist and subsequently championed by the likes of Loud and Quiet, Stereogum and TLOBF. The duo have since decamped to Sicily, where they are working on their as yet untitled debut album.