In May 2012 Mallory Knox played and recorded 3 songs live from their debut release ‘Pilot’ at Hidden Track Studios in Kent with Oz Craggs of ‘Feed The Rhino’.
The band explained their reasoning behind the new acoustic release; “It’s always been something that we’ve been interested in, most of our songs are written acoustically and that was why we chose to record these acoustic tracks as a live session. It almost felt like we were writing these songs all over again!”
After a triumphant debut performance at this year’s Download Festival the Cambridge quintet will continue their run of festivals with the next appearance at this years Redfest – Robins Cook Farm , Redhill, Surrey- on Friday 20th July 6.00pm
We took a listen to the ‘Resuscitate’ and ‘Oceans’ tracks and here’s what we thought:
This is like a buzz of swarming stars creating merry hell in a tinder-box of sizzling fire. A belting and melodic chorus shimmers before the wailing groans and then suddenly dips as cold-grated tension is created by the increasingly rattled rhythms. Grinding guitars scour your emotions before the sweetness of the ‘Start Breathing… ’ chant ripples and bubbles out onto the surface, like a molten lava spring spewing from a hellish seephole – creating majestic but deadly waves of power. Incredible to behold.
Surging and incredibly astute lung-power – the vocals (all band members sing) are operatic in breadth and gigantic in scale. They will envelope you completely. Pin-pricks of the finest guitars create a fine surface tension for the majestic lines of power to rest-a-while upon.
— © Neil_Mach July 2012 —