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Monday 19 March 2018

Black Holes: Radio One Backed Rockers Mallory Knox Headed To The Haunt In Brighton

This year marks a brand new chapter for English alternative rock band, Mallory Knox, as their latest single, Black Holes, is turning heads, with frontman Sam Douglas describing the new music as "terrifying and exciting" and "the most energised Mallory has ever written". 

Mallory Knox have released their first single as a four-piece, following the news that vocalist Mikey Chapman had departed the band last week. Black Holes sees bassist Sam Douglas step up to vocal duties. 

Douglas says in relation to Black Holes: " I think it shows a completely different side to my voice. 

"In taking on lead vocals, that was something I wanted to be able to show from the get go. 

"It's a song we've played at rehearsal for a while and we're all really excited about integrating it into the set.

Continuing Douglas says: "It's all too easy in this day and age to post every single thought we have online, and at times too much can be said. 


"Everybody seems to be so quick to have an opinion on something, which they often know nothing about, and I struggle to defend how much negativity is spouted online. 

"We really wanted to make sure that emotion was captured in the recording and our producer Adrian Bushby really brought out the bare bones of the song in the best way. 

"It's a conscious effort to go back to basics. We really want the listener to be able to hear every part being played and I feel we've achieved that."

The Cambridge-based band has been heralded as one of the most exciting upcoming UK rock collectives. 

Second release Asymmetry, and latest album release Wired, granted them the coveted Top 20 in the UK Official Album Charts, alongside all their singles to date having been playlisted on BBC Radio 1, including four consecutive A-list singles. 

Black Holes received its first airplay on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 Show, and Mallory Knox are all set to take their revamped line-up on the road, including a date at The Haunt, Brighton, on Monday 16th April 2018

by: Mike Cobley




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