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Mallory Knox live in Cambridge

Mallory Knox
19th January
The Junction, Cambridge

The Junction, Cambridge, was packed from wall to wall as Mallory Knox performed in their hometown. this was to be a triumphant return as the majority of the people in this room have been with the band since day one but now, their recent releases have pushed them to the top after being placed on the Radio 1 playlist and the venue is looking forward to something special.

The band’s performance was top notch as they played their first E.P for the last time in its entirety. Although their new album, Signals, was not due for another two days, the band treated the crowd to a plethora of songs off of the album such as ‘1945’, ‘Creeper’ and also opened the show with ‘Bury Your Head’, but without the lyrics.

‘Lighthouse’ and ‘Wake Up’, which are two singles that have previously been released from the new album, were also played at the show. The band stood in amazement at the response from the energetic crowd.

Some people wonder what the ‘hype’ around Mallory Knox is all about, but the delivery they give of pure passion and enjoyment infects the whole room. Guitarist Joe Savins has very impressive live vocals, as he screams and shouts down his microphone in a deep, heavy voice – watch out Oli Sykes. Drummer Dave Rawling is absolutely mental; he pounds the shit out of his drum kit as he looks like he’s having the time of his life.

The junction is buzzing. Every audience member were fully involved, from ages of about 10 years old to 50-odd years old. An earthquake was most certainly intimate.

As the band close the show with their first ever single ‘Oceans’, vocalist Mikey Chapman works his way in to the crowd as they go ballistic. Singing to the lyrics right back at him, Mikey appears to be reduced to tears. Soaking up the atmosphere, Mikey is help in the air by the crowd and pushed back towards the stage, he lays back and enjoys the ride. As the band leave the stage, Mikey says, “You’ve made our dreams come true, thank you!”

Since the band’s debut album ‘Signals’ was released on January 20th 2013, it shot straight up to number one in the Rock Album charts. ‘Signals’ is available from iTunes now. Check out our review of the album here.

Sean Hendrie

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Mallory Knox announce debut album ‘Signals’

After years of patience, Mallory Knox has announced that their debut album will be released on 21 January 2013.Mallory Knox Signals

The studio album named ‘Signals’ will include three previously released songs: Death Rattle, Wake Up and Hello. The band previously released Wake Up as their latest single alongside with a music video.

The band will be performing songs off the album at a hometown show on 19 January 2013 at The Junction, Cambridge – fans will also be able to buy the album at the gig two days before its official release; the band have also said that it will be the last time that they will be playing their first E.P ‘Pilots’ in its entirety.

Tracklisting for new album ‘Signals’ is below:
01. Beggars
02. Lighthouse
03. Death Rattle
04. Wolves
05. 1949
06. Wake Up
07. Hello
08. Misdemeanour
09. Bury Your Head
10. Signals
11. Creeper

The album will be released through Wolf At Your Door Records.

Watch Mallory Knox’s latest music video, Wake up, below:

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Blitz Kids

Blitz Kids - Never DieBLITZ KIDS
‘Never Die’

[Hassle Records]

For a young band Blitz Kids sound mature beyond their years with latest mini-album ‘Never Die’. Opening track ‘You’re Dead To Me’ shows great intent to carve their own space in the new wave of British rock acts taking the world by storm. And with emotional vocals and uplifting guitar tone during ‘Strangers With Memories’ an overall feel of anthemic rock slots Blitz Kids neatly alongside their peers We Are The Ocean, Lostprophets and Deaf Havana.

The band recorded the 6 track album at Stakeout Studios with Jason Wilcock which appears to be an intelligent choice as the slick production refines the sound to a polished finished product. With stand out track ‘Never Die’ available for a FREE download from the band’s website and with an extensive UK tour coming up (including a support slot with the awesome Mallory Knox) it’s worth checking out Blitz Kids now as they prepare to fully make their make in 2013.

Words: Emma Wallace

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Eager Teeth Sign Deal And Offer Free Download

Eager_Teeth_PromoUK indie label A Wolf At Your Door Records have announced their latest signing as Post-hardcore Brighton based band Eager Teeth.

Eager Teeth formed just over 18 months ago from the ashes of Telegraphs, Chaos Days and This City and have already started to cause a stir with their nostalgic brand of alternative post-hardcore. The band have spent much of this summer in the studio with emerging producer pair Thomas Mitchener and Steve Sears (Gallows, Spycatcher) tracking their brilliant self-titled debut album, which is set for release early next year.

AWAYDR are certainly an exciting label to join, having launched Deaf Havana’s career and with up and coming artists Marllory Knox and Hildamay on their roster. To mark the beginning of the AWAYDR and Eager Teeth partnership, album track Exorcise Bike has been made available for FREE DOWNLOAD, you can grab it below.

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Mallory Knox

Pilot EP
Wolf At Your Door Records

Mallory Knox are a recent addition to the excellent and ever growing Wolf At Your Door Records roster and on the evidence of this EP they are on to something special. From their humble beginnings in 2009 they have made huge waves touring with Never Means Maybe and getting signed to SGR management (the management venture of Stuart Gili-Ross of Gallows fame) and Wolf At Your Door records, taking their rightful place alongside some of the hottest properties in the UK rock scene including Deaf Havana and Lower Than Atlantis.

With a mix of heavy pulsating riffs and more subdued, melodic moments, both of which vocalist Mikey Chapman works his way around masterfully, it is very easy to find yourself addicted to this 5 track EP. Opening track Oceans encapsulates what Mallory Knox are all about in the first 30 seconds, with silky vocals laid over clean guitar tracks bursting into an assault of distorted guitars and forceful drums this is a band who waste no time in getting their sound across to the listener, and it is a sound that the band do not stray too far from throughout the EP.

It would be unfair to choose a highlight from the EP as every track more than holds it’s own but one of the standout moments of the EP is definitely the backing vocals (contributed by bassist Sam Douglas’ sister, Amy) that briefly appear on album closer Q.O.D creating the perfectly peaceful lead in to the crashing guitars that follow. Another thing that definitely stands out about this band is that their choruses are absolutely anthemic, it is very easy to envision huge masses of people singing along at festivals and arenas a few years down the line.

Of course making such a statement at this point could be a foolish decision but such is the quality of the music on Pilot that it is a risk that is definitely worth taking on the back of such a masterful debut EP, it will be absolutely fascinating to see what this band have up their collective sleeve in years to come. Don’t miss out.

Catch Mallory Knox with Never Means Maybe at Camden Barfly on the 24th of July and take a listen to their single Resuscitate below.

Ryan de Freitas.