"Quirky, cute, original and clever… the true definition of indie-pop" – Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music
The album is available to pre-order now through PledgeMusic - http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/malkamakesmusic
‘Falling’ is an empowering indie-pop anthem, which incorporates mesmeric guitars and tribal drum patterns alongside MALKA’s uplifting message.
Regarding the single MALKA says, “What I love most about music is that it can mean one thing to the writer and another to the listener. This song is about not standing in line and ignoring what is going on in the world. But it can equally be about a breakup of a relationship.”
Speaking about the video director Lee Bamsey says, “The idea reflects the importance of confronting issues, and talking them though. It emphasises that the art of conversation can easily be lost to a phone or device, which can cause resentment and angst. Talk about things and act on them, instead of wasting your time looking at nonsense on your phone.”
‘Falling’ is the third single to be taken from Ratatatat, following the release of ‘Breakout’ and ‘Fell For You’ this year. Both tracks received strong support from Lauren Laverne and Chris Hawkins at 6Music, and achieved critical acclaim from the likes of The Independent, Drowned In Sound, Line Of Best Fit and more.
Elsewhere on Ratatatat, MALKA incorporates dark throbbing bass on ‘No No No’, while a euphoric synth explosion can be found on ‘Freedom’. Asian influences are steeped on ‘Gold’ and ‘Don’t Need Anyone’, while album closer ‘Circles’ completely affirms MALKA’s enthralling vocal abilities, incorporating a round of her mesmerising social commentary while addressing the impact of karma.
Ratatatat follows the release of MALKA’s acclaimed 2015 debut Marching To Another Beat, which was also launched through a successful PledgeMusic campaign which far exceeded its target. Regarding the new album MALKA says, “The album has lots of political references, albeit hidden behind pop melodies.”
MALKA has announced a seven-date UK headline tour in support of Ratatatat, which starts in Edinburgh at Sneaky Pete’s on November 1st and finishes at The Wonder Inn, Manchester on Number 16th. She will headline The Lexington, London on November 14th and has also been announced for We Are Robots Festival, taking place in the capital on November 3rd. Full tour dates can be found below:
MALKA TOUR DATES
01/11 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
02/11 – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
03/11 – London, We Are Robots
13/11 – Brighton, The Walrus
14/11 – London, The Lexington
15/11 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
16/11 – Manchester, The Wonder Inn
Tickets are available now through Songkick