hmv.com reviews… Mallory Knox @ London's Shadow Lounge
Mallory Knox celebrated the release of their second record Asymmetry with a tiny show in the heart of London's Soho and we were there to review it all.
Mallory Knox. Cambridge rockers with a brand new album named Asymmetry (which you can preview on the right of the page).
The Shadow Lounge, normally this is quite an expensive nightclub, tonight it hosted a sweaty rock and roll show.
Was it full? And how were the crowd?
It was packed to the gills. But the capacity was only 150 and the guest list ran to several pages, so it was always going to be jam packed.
As for the crowd, there were a lot of industry types, so bodies weren't flying everywhere, but there was a hardcore contingent down the front and loads of head banging.
So what was the set like? What did they play?
The set focused pretty heavily on stuff from Asymmetry, with cuts like 'Ghost In The Mirror' and 'Getaway' all fired out with great gusto. There were plenty of cuts from Signals too, with 'Beggars', '1949' and the closing 'Lighthouse' sending the front row into total rapture.
Any good between song banter?
This wasn't a night for banter, but one for lots of thank yous, frontman Mikey Chapman dished out more platitudes than anyone we've ever seen, even thanking journalists at one point...
Did they put on much of a show?
The club was tiny, but the band did make excellent use of the overhead LED strips, which mirrored the cover of their new record.
What was the highlight of the set?
The whole thing was knuckle-tight, but recent single 'Ghost In The Mirror' sounded particularly colossal.
Where can I catch them next?