The Great Malarkey
Why did the Irish artist, the Canadian surfer, the Portuguese London tour guide, the Gloucestershire
gardener, two UK Guild Hall students, a Latvian paralegal and an androgynous cockney, walk into a bar?
Answer: to play some folk-punk-blues of course.
Historically, the band has been very much ‘balls to the wall’ for want of a better phrase, with influence from
Tom Waits, The Pixies, The Pogues, Beirut, Nick Cave, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Manu Chao, The Dead Brothers
and Toots and the Maytals, the latter of whom they were honoured to support at only their third gig.
Their energy remains consistent, but now with a maturity crafted over five years of writing, listening and
extensive touring of the UK, Scandinavia and Europe, with live slots at the likes of Bestival (UK), the
London Olympics, Boom Town (UK), Colours of Ostrava (CZ), Tønder Festival (DK) and mainstream
airplay in both the UK and Denmark.
Ultimately, this band does not disappoint. They will bring their whole heart to every song, every show, every
album and everyone who wants to listen.
No need to take our word for it though, here’s what some of the people who have already heard them think:
‘Ten romantic refusals to stop enjoying life” – LOUDER THAN WAR (‘Badly Stuffed Animals review)
“I challenge you to keep still” – PURE RAWK (Live Review)
“Like drinking some kind of potent cocktail or punch, this is music that packs a similar kick” – TASTY FANZINE
“Rarely have I experienced such an intense concert at Tonder Festival” – GAFFA DK