Today, Mallory Knox announce the release of their third album ‘Wired’, released March 10th on RCA. Lead single ‘Giving It Up’, which was premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record last night, is available today – listen above!
The band will also head out on a UK headline tour, including two underplay shows at London’s Koko in April.
Defined by psychological conflict, ‘Wired’ documents a journey of self-discovery for Mallory Knox. “Sometimes the biggest part is the realisation that you are fucked up,” vocalist Mikey Chapman says, “and you do need to sort yourself out if you’re ever going to find a pathway to happiness, that leads you away from the vices that deafen you daily.” The future of the band, though, seems impossibly bright.
Lead single and album opener ‘Giving It Up’ immediately establishes a more refined sound for the band, demanding the listener’s attention with a stadium-sized chorus. Speaking about the track, bassist and songwriter Sam Douglas says, “Giving It Up is about the frustration of giving everything to something you’re passionate about & truly believe in, only to have other people step in who don’t share the same passion as you and hinder your progress. The song illustrates that when you keep all the frustrations and anger inside, it leads you to a breaking point of desperation where you feel like you might as well just “give it up”.
In just five years, Mallory Knox have firmly established themselves as pillars of the British rock movement. The Cambridge five-piece released three BBC Radio 1 A-Listed singles on last album ‘Asymmetry’, sold out London’s 3,700-capacity Roundhouse, played to huge crowds on the Reading & Leeds and Download main stages and reached #16 on the official UK album chart.
Breaking free of the restraints that bound them over the first two albums – inexperience, self-doubt, a restricting reverence to their heroes and a reputation as rock’s latest nice guys – Mallory Knox are back – and they’re laying bare their souls, kicking at their boundaries, savaging their sound and expanding their worldview. In the process, they are becoming the vital voice of the modern rock generation; damaged, informed, driven, torn between happiness and hedonism and utterly, utterly wired.
‘Wired’ will be released March 10th on RCA, including the following tracks:
1. Giving It Up
4. For You
6. Citalopram (Better Off Without You)
7. Falling in Love
8. Lucky Me
10. Come Back Around
Pre order ‘Wired’ here:
Official Store http://smarturl.it/MKWiredstore
Apple Music / iTunes http://smarturl.it/MXWiredAppleMusic
Google Play http://smarturl.it/MXWiredGooglePlay
Mallory Knox will play the following live dates in 2017. Presale tickets will be available on 2nd November here: http://smarturl.it/MXpresale
20 Mar Bristol, O2 Academy
21 Mar Cardiff, Tramshed
22 Mar Norwich, UEA
24 Mar Birmingham, O2 Institute
25 Mar Sheffield, Leadmill
26 Mar Cambridge, Corn Exchange
28 Mar Aberdeen, Garage
29 Mar Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
31 Mar Newcastle, University SU
1 April Liverpool, O2 Academy
2 April Portsmouth, Pyramids
4 April Oxford, O2 Academy
5 April London, KOKO
6 April London, KOKO