‘Brooklyn’ is a frustrated plea from singer-songwriter Katie Malco to her friend to return home – a love song to a cherished friendship where an absence is sorely felt. The release comes as part of a series of stripped-down songs from Malco’s debut album Failures, due to be released over the coming months. The midlands singer-songwriter also embarks on an extensive UK tour with Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould in June and a further tour in September with Laura Stevenson alongside the single releases. Malco has released two tracks in the series so far, namely a new version of ‘The First Snow’ and ‘Creatures’, with ‘Brooklyn’ hot on its heels. Frame by frame, the track details a chaotic first time visit to New York to see a friend for their birthday, who had recently moved there from the UK. A whirlwind night out becomes an early morning walk back to Brooklyn. Just as the sun comes up, the two friends engage in a heart to heart, the protagonist baring their fears and feelings of loss, whilst the other placates them.

Talking about the alternate singles series, Malco said; “I just wanted to capture the sound of my solo shows and allow people to hear the songs in that form after they’ve come to a show. I recorded my debut album Failures with a full band, but I’m touring it as a solo artist – partly down to covid/lockdown, as I was only able to rehearse on my own leading up to last year’s tour with Fenne Lily. So, it made sense to me to release the versions of these songs that I play live, exactly how they were written and how they sounded when I played them to no-one in my room. There are two sides to every story, and there are always two sides to every song I write and record.”

Malco has previously toured with Julien Baker, Fenne Lily, Jenny Lewis, Dawes and more, alongside releasing her critically acclaimed debut album Failures, which not only charted in the top 10 independent albums chart, but received rave reviews from NPR, DIY, Dork, CLASH, Stereogum etc, whilst NPR also chose Malco as one of their picks to catch at SXSW last year.


Live Dates:

JUNE (with Bob Mould)
9th         Brighton                              Concorde 2
10th       Ramsgate                            Ramsgate Music Hall      
12th       Birmingham                        The Mill
13th       Southampton                      Engine Rooms
14th       Oxford                                  O2 Academy      
16th       London                                 Islington Assembly Hall
17th       Nottingham                          Rescue Rooms
18th       Stoke-on-Trent                    The Sugarmill    
20th       Bristol                                   Thekla                  
22nd      Oran mor                              Glasgow
23rd       Newcastle                            Riverside
24th       Liverpool                              Arts Club
25th       Leeds                                    Brudenell Social Club     
27th       Cardiff                                   The Globe
28th       Chester                                 The Live Rooms
30th       Belfast                                   Limelight 2
1st July  Dublin                                    Whelan’s
SEPTEMBER (with Laura Stevenson)                       
14th       London                                Nells
15th       Brighton                               Hope & Ruin
16th       Southampton                     Joiners
18th       Bristol                                  The Lanes
19th       Leicester                             Bishop Street Chuch
20th       Birmingham                       Hare and Hounds
21st       Manchester                         Factory
23rd       Leeds                                  Headrow House
24th       Glasgow                              Broadcast
25th       Edinburgh                           Sneaky Pete’s
27th       Belfast                                 Ulster Sports Club
28th       Dublin                                 The Workmans Club
29th       Galway                                Roisin Dubh
NOVEMBER (HEADLINE FULL BAND TOUR)                          
8th         Brighton                           Green Door Store
9th         Southampton                  Heartbreakers                  
10th       Bristol                                Crofters Rights  
11th       Trowbridge                       The Pump                           
12th       Newport                            Le Pub                                  
13th       Oxford                                TBC                                       
14th       Birmingham                      The Victoria                       
17th       Glasgow                             Hug and Pint                     
18th       Edinburgh                          Sneaky Pete’s                    
19th       Dunfermline                      PJ Molloys                          
25th       London                               Lexington   

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