Red Balloon Music presents MALKA
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MALKA first made waves on the music scene as Tamara Schlesinger, the frontwoman of acclaimed alt-folk collective 6 Day Riot and also as a prolific songwriter. Her past work has been included in a host of high-profile scenes for TV series and Hollywood blockbusters – most notably Skins, Scream 4 and 127 Hours.
Now as MALKA – she weaves mesmeric percussive rhythms among a charge of irresistible call and response chants, she explores a carnival of global sounds.
Her highly praised albums have received steady support at BBC 6 Music from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins and Steve Lamacq and scenes on The Home Depot advert and various programmes on Netflix and MTV. Her music has found favour on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Amazing Radio has been playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland. She has also received critical acclaim in high profile press such as The Independent, The Line Of Best Fit and The Skinny and Drowned In Sound.
Tamara has played numerous live shows, from stages at Glastonbury and Bestival to support slots with Deacon Blue, Tim Minchin and Belle and Sebastian.
MALKA’s latest album which received funding from Creative Scotland sees her expanding her acclaimed dream-pop palette with a breadth of delectable synths, which leads to her most mesmeric sound yet. ‘I’m Not Your Soldier’ will be released on Tantrum Records on 28th Feb 2020.