Half Moon presents:

IVW24: The Great Malarkey

The Great Malarkey + Castlecombe Drive

Half Moon - Putney, London

£12 adv / £14 door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm

“Rambunctious and right on the edge of control... one of the freshest sounds I’ve picked up this year”. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is The Great Malarkey.

Influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, The Pogues, Beirut, Nick Cave, Fanfare Ciocarlia, 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)

The Great Malarkey do not disappoint. They bring their whole heart to every song, every show, every album and anyone who wants to listen.

Line Up

Drawing on their experience of over eight 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.

In February 2019, "Gimme Sugar" from "Doghouse" was chosen by Tom Robinson asBBC 6 Music recommends track of the week, getting played by daytime DJs Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Mary-Anne Hobbs.

VIDEO LINKS The Great Malarkey - Gimme Sugar The Great Malarkey - Duck ’n Dive The Great Malarkey - Merry Profits ——————————————————————

PRESS QUOTES “‘Duck n Dive’ may be one of the most surprisingly brilliant songs to come across my desk in months.” A&R FACTORY "A must-see live experience" - TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 Music “I challenge you to keep still” - PURE RAWK “Like drinking some kind of potent cocktail or punch, this is music that packs a similar kick” - TASTY FANZINE “This album bears listening to time and again” – MUSIC NEWS "A wild, multi-gendered gang of rebels brimming with deviant energy and fun" - TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 Music "They do sound like they'd be very good live, (like) they'd brew up something of a storm"- STEVE LAMACQ, BBC 6 MUSIC

In a career that’s seen them rock the stages of BST Hyde Park, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and blasted across the BBC 6 Music airwaves, Castlecombe Drive bring their fine storytelling into a whole new light, combining face-melting guitar riffs with BV-laden ear-worm melodies and beautifully honest lyrics.

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