Mallory Knox are a four piece rock band from Cambridge; the bands made up of Sam Douglas, James Gillett, Joe Savins and Dave Rawling. Formerly known as a five piece band but former singer Mikey Chapman has recently left the band. They first burst onto the scene in 2013 with their first ever album ‘Signals‘ which reached #33 in the U.K. album charts; although they actually formed together in 2009 had released a few EPs already.
They’ve previously played at: Download, Slam Dunk, Reading & Leeds, Vans Warped Tour and many other festivals. They’ve also supported the likes of Canterbury, Don Broco, Biffy Clyro, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping with Sirens and A Day to Remember.
It was announced on the 14th February 2018 that lead singer, Mikey, had left the group. Since then they’ve decided to continue the band as a four piece. Bassist Sam who also did co lead vocals has now been promoted to lead vocals.
Shortly after the news about Mikey, the band released their first single as a four piece called ‘Black Holes‘ (which I constantly have on repeat during the day). This song is going to resonate with a lot of people as it’s how a lot of people -especially in my generation- are feeling at the moment.
Sam has said, “I think it shows a completely different side to my voice. In taking on lead vocals, that was something I wanted to be able to show from the get go. It’s a song we’ve played at rehearsal for a while and we’re all really excited about integrating it into the set.” Continuing to speak on the lyrics, Douglas says “It’s all too easy in this day and age to post every single thought we have online, and at times too much can be said. Everybody seems to be so quick to have an opinion on something, which they often know nothing about, and I struggle to defend how much negativity is spouted online. We really wanted to make sure that emotion was captured in the recording and our producer Adrian Bushby really brought out the bare bones of the song in the best way. It’s a conscious effort to go back to basics. We really want the listener to be able to hear every part being played and I feel we’ve achieved that.”
‘Black Holes’ had its first AirPlay on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show which is an honour. They are currently in the midst of a U.K. tour at the moment are down to play Selby Pop Punk Pile-Up and Camden Rocks festivals this year.
MALLORY KNOX UK TOUR:
- 20 Stoke Sugarmill
- 22 Glasgow King Tut’s
- 23 Manchester Rebellion
- 24 Birmingham Mama Roux’s
- 26 Nottingham Bodega
- 28 Selby Pop Punk Pile-Up Festival
- 05 Teddy Rocks Festival
- 06 Oxford O2 Academy 2
- 02 Camden Rocks
- 14 Touch Down Festival
- 27 Y-Not Festival
- 28 Fat Lip Festival