The Hug and Pint presents:
+ Katie Malco + The Great Albatross
Entry Requirements: 18+
Katie Malco comes from Fife in Scotland, now residing in London. Having toured the UK and Europe extensively, both solo and with super group live band of ex-Reuben and Hold Your Horse Is members, Malco will be recording her debut album in 2015. She released the 'Katie Malco & The Slow Parade' EP on Alcopop! Records at the end of 2011, produced by Iain Archer of such fame as Snow Patrol and featuring a studio band of Tubelord and PINS members.
Malco’s latest EP is a bold collection of piano songs recorded live in an old studio hall. The EP, ‘Tearing Ventricles’, was released last year on red 12" with Katie Malco & The Slow Parade B-side, postcard inserts/download code and artwork featuring photos taken by Malco herself on a Holga camera. Katie Malco is currently touring the UK and EU solo.
"Talent is her middle name." - BBC Introducing
"An undeniably pretty voice...." Rocksound
"Katie Malco has updated folklore for a modern audience." Punktastic
"Tearing Ventricles is twenty minutes of Katie Malco laid bare; detailing loss, anger, hope, despair and absolute joy - a piano, a voice and the most vital honesty laid down in song this year. In 'Wake Up and Fight', Malco instructs to "wake up, feel alive" - and for these twenty minutes we've never felt more so.” 405
“She’s probably your favourite songwriter’s favourite songwriter” Musical Mathematics
“One of the most promising British songwriters about at the moment.” Shout For Music
The Great Albatross is the indie music project of singer/songwriter A. Wesley Chung (formerly of Boris Smile). The project was formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2011 and consists of an expansive, international list of contributors and collaborators.
The Great Albatross’s first release was a split 7” (picture disc) with famed indie/emo artist Into It. Over It. released on Struggletown Records. The B-side, “Summer’s Gone (Single Version),” was mixed and co-produced by Glasgow producer Gordon Skene (formerly of Frightened Rabbit and Moth and the Mirror) and was aired twice on BBC Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart show.
The project has performed both in the US and UK, including both days of the 2013 Count Your Lucky Stars/Topshelf Records SXSW showcase in Austin, TX, GoNorth Festival in Scotland and Union Chapel in London. The Great Albatross have performed alongside the likes of Into It. Over It., Admiral Fallow, Miaoux Miaoux, Jo Mango, Owen, Joan of Arc, Empire! Empire! (I was a lonely estate), Kevin Morby, and Football, Etc.
Their newest 7” vinyl release, entitled “Roots,” is characterised by lament, an expression of loss, regret and mourning. Roots includes contributions from Avi Zahner (Avi Buffalo), Calum Scott (Jo Mango, El Dog) and acclaimed Scottish singer/songwriter Jo Mango. Mixed by composer and longtime collaborator Seth Shafer (Boris Smile) and mastered by Carl Saff (Coco Rosie, Peter Broderick, The Innocence Mission). The Roots 7” was released in May of 2014 by Count Your Lucky Stars Records.