Mallory Knox Exclusive Interview
Loud spoke to Joe from the explosive rock band Mallory Knox.
Q: What do you think of the current state of rock music?
A: Really good. I’m aware all of the time that rock is on the up. Even on a station like Radio One approval ratings from the audience for rock songs are really high. There was a time, like when I was at school, when people who liked rock where all in one category, where as now, its ok to like lots of different styles of music. Being alternative is becoming much more acceptable.
Q: How difficult was it to make your second album?
A: Honestly not hard at all. I know it’s the big rock question and bands always complain about their second album being very difficult, but we basically we had it written before we’d finished recording the first one!
We didn’t want the second album to daunt us and always wanted to be on the front foot with this one.
We recorded the album at a place in Bath called Moles and basically lived there during January. It was a lot of fun and pretty intense. The building actually burnt down while we were away from it for a couple of days. Luckily our equipment was ok, but its really sad that the building got so badly damaged.
Q: So how would describe the new album sound wise?
A: Its not insanely different to the first. We have a sound and love melody and brightness. I guess there’s a bit more classic rock in there and a bigger overall sound.
Q: Who are you influenced by?
A: Growing up I’d have to say Green Day, Blink 182, New Found Glory, Funeral for a Friend. Pop punk basically, maybe also a little bit of my parent’s stuff like Oasis.
Q: Tell us about the tour?
A: We are basically playing all over the UK over the next 3 to 4 weeks, its our biggest tour yet. We are getting to play bigger venues, which means a lot. I’m really looking forward to playing the Electric Ballroom in Camden for example.