The Great Malarkey
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is The Great Malarkey.
Releasing their second album in early 2017 on Batov Records, ‘Doghouse’ delivers not only the continued raucous energy of their live shows, as showcased in their first album ‘Badly Stuffed Animals’, but the eventual bruising, vulnerability of the morning after the night before.
Influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, The Pogues, Beirut, Nick Cave, Fanfare Ciocarlia, The Dead Brothers and Toots and the Maytals (the latter of whom they supported with only their third gig), The Great Malarkey are riotous mix of musical styles and genres delivered in a “multicultural train of fast beats and trembling slams of punk-folk spirit” – rhythmpassport.com
Drawing on their experience of over eight years of extensive touring, with shows at Bestival (UK), the London Olympics, Boomtown (UK), Colours of Ostrava (CZ), Tønder Festival (DK), to name but a few, and mainstream airplay in both the UK and Denmark, The Great Malarkey continue to delight audiences across the UK and Europe with their explosive, “balls to the wall”, high energy live shows. In February 2019, “Gimme Sugar” from “Doghouse” was chosen by Tom Robinson as BBC 6 Music recommends track of the week, getting played by daytime DJs Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Mary-Anne Hobbs.
The Great Malarkey do not disappoint. They bring their whole heart to every song, every show, every album and anyone who wants to listen.
Rambunctious and right on the edge of control… one of the freshest sounds I’ve picked up this year – Music-news.com
They do sound like they’d be very good live, (like) they’d brew up something of a storm – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
A wild, multi-gendered gang of rebels brimming with deviant energy and fun – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music