#liveformusic – Mallory Knox


Mallory Knox

It may only have been a year since Mallory Knox secured their spot in the British rock scene with their debut full length album Signals, but they're already right back at it again as 2014 sees the release of Asymmetry later this year. Talk about hard workers.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, really; since forming in late 2009, the Cambridge five piece have worked tirelessly and non-stop to become a pillar in the British music scene. Relentless touring and talent by the bucketload, it wasn’t long before Mallory Knox were being hailed alongside the likes of Deaf Havana. It’s that British rock sound that we just can’t get enough of.

With Asymmetry out in October, getting new material out there so quickly is a triumph in itself, let alone so soon after a debut. After a busy end of 2013 touring Signals, and then an opening slot for A Day To Remember on their UK tour earlier this year, it’s any wonder the band had time to record. With dates in the Netherlands before coming home to play Reading and Leeds (with a warm up show in Norwich, supported by Lonely The Brave) it’s time to catch this band while you can. An unrelenting tour schedule with festival slots aplenty, Mallory Knox are the kind of band you need to see live. Could there be a tour on the horizon? Here’s hoping.

Asymmetry has a lot to live up to, but no doubt the boys are going to prove, once again, that they deserve their title as one of the most exciting bands to come out of the UK. New single ‘Ghost In The Mirror’ has just landed, and Kerrang! has already championed the second track from Asymmetry. Is it any wonder? The first single from the upcoming album is just what you’d expect from Mallory Knox – catchy riffs and sing along lyrics, it’s a welcome return to radio for the five piece.

Asymmetry may not be out until later this year, but we have a feeling it could be up there as one of the strongest releases for 2014. Not bad going when your band is only just five years old. The recording of the new album has seen the band taken to the next level, working with famous UK producer Gil Norton, who has previously worked with Foo Fighters, Pixies and The Strokes.

Whilst their tour schedule seems a little quiet after Reading and Leeds at the end of August, we have a feeling it won’t be long before Mallory Knox are putting their infectious energy and killer sound to the road again, because this is a band that just can’t sit still for long enough, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Asymmetry is out on the 13th of October.

Find out more about James Gillett’s rig here, and Joe Savins’ set up here.