There is a gaping hole in British music in the shape of grassroots rock bands. Too many new bands are changing their sound to be palatable to the masses. As a result, young rock fans are only exposed to bands who are more than twice their age, from the other side of the world, or both.
mallavora are a four-piece British rock band bringing heavy rock music back to young people in an inclusive space.
As featured on Planet Rock and BBC Introducing, mallavora's big riffs and anthemic choruses draw fixated crowds across the country. Their music is mostly influenced by hard rock with elements of progressive, groove and doom metal.
2020 saw the release of mallavora’s debut EP, featuring tracks 'Ego', 'Deceiver', 'Favourite Mistake' and 'Paradise'. The band have built astonishing momentum with a virtual reality music video, a drum cover of 'Ego' by prominent YouTuber 'Sina Drums' shared to her ~1M audience, and national radio plays on Planet Rock and Total Rock.
mallavora had exciting touring plans prior to COVID but have dedicated the lockdown period to raising awareness on their platform for grassroots music and anti-racism, demonstrating their willingness to confront real issues and assemble an inclusive community.
Larry Sobieraj | Guitar
Ellis James | Bass/Vocals
Jessica Douek | Vocals
Jack Pedersen | Drums
"Mallavora are a young hard rock band on the rise. Their exciting, hard-driving sound is... spectacular and beautifully-crafted"
Eclectic Music Lover
"With instrumentals that could easily belong to a Mastodon or KoЯn track, Mallavora already boast immense talent"
"Unmistakably modern... with a classic undercurrent that I'd imagine Black Sabbath would sound like if they were starting out today."
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