Belfast, Northern Ireland
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In recent years Malojian has released four solo albums, collaborating with some music greats along the way, including producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies). His latest album features Joey Waronker (Beck, REM, Atoms For Peace) on drums, and Gerard Love (Teenage Fanclub) on bass.
However it is Malojian’s own voice and songs that set him apart from the crowd. Continuez à lire →
It’s been a busy year for Stevie Scullion and Malojian. The band released their second album the impressive ‘Southlands’ and just as 2015 draws to a close along comes a new video for the song ‘Crease of Your Smile’. Continue reading →
The Duncairn Centre situated just off the Antrim Road in North Belfast is fast gaining a reputation as a beautiful venue featuring a variety of great acts. Upstairs, the music venue is reminiscent of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, and tonight, the audience was treated to a magical feast of music.
First up is Steph Cameron. First time on a tour outside her native Canada, but already creating a buzz in the Americana scene. With a writing style that hints at John Prine and a voice all her own, Steph easily wins the capacity crowd over with an almost full hour set of self-penned songs. Many of the songs are about her home in Saskatoon but all are universal in their theme. Her current album in particular ‘Daybreak Over Jackson Street’ highlights her need to advocate for the everyman and calls out the politicians and authority figures for their neglect and greed. Continue reading →
Stevie Scullion maintains the momentum of a busy year with a songwriting seminar at the Belfast Book Festival
It’s been a busy and productive 2013 so far for Malojian frontman Stevie Scullion, so it’s no surprise when he calls into Café Renoir on Belfast’s Botanic Avenue for a chat that he’s buzzing with restless energy and excited about the rest of the year ahead.
Already there has been the limited edition release of debut album The Deer’s Cry (all 250 copies now sold out), which garnered five star reviews and praise from critics near and far. Radio play on BBC6 Music followed, plus sessions on Radio Ulster. Continue reading →
Music can be a transformative thing. An unpromising Sunday night in February, in a sparsely occupied Whelans didn’t promise a whole lot for the visit of Malojian. The band’s violin player Rachel Boyd began the evening, accompanying herself on violin, keyboard, electronic percussion and loop pedal. What she produced was a series of powerful ambient pieces flecked with ‘trad’ stylings, Keep Your Head Up (which featured Boyd’s own voice) being a particular highlight. It was a fine performance, marking Boyd out as one to watch. Continue reading →
Stevie Scullion has been recording under the Malojian moniker since 2012, following the breakup of Cat Malojian, the Lurgan man’s previous band. His first couple of releases as a solo artist, The Deer’s Cry and Southlands, established him as one of Ireland’s finest folk-rock artists, effortlessly combining rootsy Americana with a pop sensibility that recalled the early Beatles. Last year’s model, This Is Nowhere, was the biggest step up yet, with Scullion and bandmates Joe McGurgan and Michael Mormecha travelling to Chicago to record with the legendary Steve Albini. The sessions with the Nirvana and Pixies producer were captured in Colm Laverty’s film Document, and showed a group unfazed and strikingly at ease in their famous surroundings, resulting in Malojian’s finest album to date. Continue reading →
“A few months ago Northern Ireland Screen contacted me to see if I’d be interested in playing a gig in a coastal location, with coastal themed visuals from their archive to be used as a backdrop. This sounded very cool to me and the more I thought about it, I began to get really into the idea of recording some new material to go alongside it. So, I started recording demos at home with the intention of taking them to a proper studio at some stage and turning them into an album. Lo and behold, like an ugly duckling or something, they grew and took on a life of their own and have taken me on the most incredible musical journey I’ve been on yet. From recording in a lighthouse to collaborating with some of my favourite musicians ever, they’ve become my next album. It’s called LET YOUR WEIRDNESS CARRY YOU HOME and features Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Lamb) and more…’ – Stevie Scullion Continue reading →