Percy Junior Cobbinah (vocals/guitar) and Charlie Clark (guitar/synth) started Malady. As Ertan Cimen (drums) and bassist Khaleem Mitchell-Patterson completed the ensemble, the high-rise of rock came about in this decadent of 90’s vibin’ shoegazy and percussions driven goodness.
Percy said: “I must’ve heard LCD Soundsystem’s ‘New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down’ and thought the love-hate sentiment behind the tune mirrored the feelings I had, and still have, with London. The topic of the tune isn’t news to anyone but it felt necessary to document the confusion and sadness felt by how inaccessible and hostile the city is becoming to live in for most ordinary people who have most, if not all, of their lives here.”
Mixing dub, post-rave, early dubstep and IDM with formative indie guitar music, the band exhibits the sultry effervescence that is oh-so wanted in our days and times.
The shimmering thrust with the non-stressful vocals, deliver the charms of nostalgia inside this valuable package of angst and lyrical conjugations.