A spectacular headline show from Thanet’s very own The Great Malarkey on Sunday 5th March!
“An absolutely must-see live experience” – Tom Robinson (6 Music)
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is The Great Malarkey. Releasing their second album in early 2017 on Batov Records, Doghouse delivers not only the continued raucous energy of their live shows, as showcased in their first album Badly Stuffed Animals, but the eventual bruising, vulnerability of the morning after the night before.
Influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Pixies, The Pogues, Beirut, Nick Cave, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Manu Chao, The Dead Brothers and Toots and the Maytals (the latter of whom they supported with only their third gig), The Great Malarkey are riotous mix of musical styles and genres delivered in a “multicultural train of fast beats and trembling slams of punk-folk spirit” (rhythmpassport.com).
Drawing on their experience of over six years of extensive touring, with shows at Bestival (UK), the London Olympics, Boomtown (UK), Colours of Ostrava (CZ), Tønder Festival (DK), to name but a few, and mainstream airplay in both the UK and Denmark, The Great Malarkey continue to delight audiences across the UK and Europe with their explosive, ‘balls to the wall’, high energy live shows. The Great Malarkey do not disappoint. They bring their whole heart (all eight of them!) to every song, every show, every album and anyone who wants to listen.
“Something of a storm live” – Steve Lamacq (6 Music)
“Where do I sign up?” – Lauren Laverne (6 Music)