MALKA SHARES DEBUT SINGLE (below)
‘INTO THE NIGHT’ RELEASED 14TH JULY ON TANTRUM RECORDS
MALKA IS A NEW PROJECT FROM TAMARA SCHLESINGER
Debut live show: 30th July – The Islington, London
MALKA is excited to share her debut single ‘Into The Night’, released 14th July on Tantrum Records. A insomnia and night terrors on top of an eminently danceable alt-pop groove might not be the most obvious choice of lead single for most artists but Tamara Schlesinger has always delighted in subverting her own distinctive brand of pop and pulls it off with aplomb.
The decision to record under the new name of MALKA may look like the beginnings of a new band, but it’s actually more of a solo project than any before – Schlesinger plays all the instruments herself. It will be her sixth album she has released on her own label, the unbetterably named Tantrum.
But mostly, MALKA is something altogether new and surprising – although, by this point in Schlesinger’s career, that shouldn’t be surprising at all.
MALKA makes her live debut on 30th July at The Islington, London.
Her former band 6 Day Riot made three albums, quickly, befitting the skittish energy animating the group: 2007’s Folie A Deux, 2009’s 6 Day Riot Have A Plan, 2010’s On This Island. It’s arguable that the only thing wrong with them was the timing – at the time 6 Day Riot released these splendid records, ukuleles, violins and upright basses were evidence of an idiosyncratic imagination, rather than standard props for over-earnest young men with overgrown beards. Live, 6 Day Riot looked as spectacular as they sounded. Among the headliners who must have wondered whether volunteering to follow them was really that good an idea were Belle & Sebastian, Seth Lakeman and Deacon Blue.
Schlesinger’s second solo album, The Procession, appeared in 2012. It was an obvious and conscious step away from the dazzling circus of 6 Day Riot, a gentler, more reflective and more experimental album that placed a greater focus on Schlesinger’s voice.
Stream ‘Into The Night’