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16th October 2015

Little Mammoths (Noah and the Whale), and Malojian

Artists' websites: Little Mammoths / Malojian


Little Mammoths are a band who are raw, raucous and unbending to the trends of current times. Formed by Matt Owens from Noah and the Whale, they have gained a solid reputation for phenomenal live shows.

Under the pseudonym of Urby Whale, Matt recorded four albums with Noah and the Whale that have collectively sold over a million copies in the U.K, including two gold records and one platinum record.

Having toured the world constantly since 2006 (with both bands and solo) he's played festivals such as Austin City Limits, Fuji Rock and Glastonbury, touring with Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Broken Social Scene. Little Mammoths debut E.P came out last year to critical acclaim, and was instantly championed by Texas Songwriting Legend Ray Wylie Hubbard, who wrote "If your ears dig gnawing on the gritty sounds from a young, dirty, cool rock band, I just found Little Mammoths who satisfy the craving..." After headlining two stages at Wilderness last year and a European tour with Bahamas, the band are set to release their debut album this summer.


Malojian:

“I’m completely obsessed” Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)

“really beautiful” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

“I really and truly believe we’ve unearthed a star here and I can’t urge you strongly enough to seek out this wonderful album.” Maverick Magazine

Armed only with his father’s battered acoustic guitar and a collection of Neil Young LPs, Stevie Scullion began writing songs in his early teens. Struggling to overcome a fear of singing in front of other people, he spent the next few years making lo-fi home recordings on a 4-track tape machine, before eventually finding his voice with acclaimed indie-folk act Cat Malojian.

The band released two EPs and two albums worth of Stevie’s songs and were invited by Gary Lightbody to support Snow Patrol at Ward Park, Bangor, in June 2010, a performance that saw them play to 46,000 people – the largest ever music audience in Northern Ireland. However, in June 2011, midway through the recording of their third album, Cat Malojian split.

Wasting no time, Stevie embarked on a solo career under the simpler moniker Malojian and soon released his debut solo album, “The Deer’s Cry“. The album gained widespread critical acclaim, culminating in a prestigious session for BBC Radio 2 legend Whispering Bob Harris.

Having spent the last 2 years writing and recording the follow up, Malojian is now ready to release a brand new 10 track album, “Southlands“…

“achingly beautiful” Q Magazine

“the North’s best songwriter over the last half decade” Hot Press Magazine

“beautiful” Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music, The Guardian

“I really and truly believe we’ve unearthed a star here and I can’t urge you strongly enough to seek out this wonderful album.” Maverick Magazine