Malojian have been gearing up for the release of their latest album amidst plenty of hype. While fellow Lurganites the Bonnevilles having spent their summer wowing international audiences, Stevie Scullion’s Malojian have been holed up in Chicago recording with none other than legendary recording engineer Steve Albini.
A result of the sessions is new single ‘I’ll Be Alright’, a superbly bittersweet slice of guitar pop that will ease you into the autumn. Scullion has gathered an impressive band around him, with Joe McGurgan on bass and Mojo Fury’s Michael Mormecha drumming, whose lo-fi, folk rock backing is given a slight punk edge by Albini, while Scullion’s softly sung melody could be mistaken on first listen for Elliott Smith. Parent record This Is Nowhere is shaping up to be equally perfect for headphones and a shuffle through fallen leaves.
This is Nowhere is out on 7th October, with an album launch to take place in The MAC, Belfast on 5th November. The launch will include a screening of Colm Laverty’s film ‘Document’ about the making of the album.