Glasgow / UK
Tamara Schlesinger first made waves on the music scene as the front-woman 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 syncs for TV series and Hollywood blockbusters – most notably Skins, Scream 4 and 127 Hours. Her voice can also be heard in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.
Now as MALKA - she weaves mesmeric percussive rhythms among a charge of irresistible call and response chants and instantaneous melodies. She explores a carnival of global sounds intertwined with an explorative affirming message.
MALKA's highly praised debut album "Marching to Another Beat" received steady support at 6music from the likes of Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq and syncs on both MTV and Netflix. Her lead single ‘Breakout’ received regular play on BBC 6music, Radio X and was playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland. She graced the stage supporting Fujiya and Miyagi and played festival slots at Camp Bestival and Secret Garden Party over the summer.
MALKA’s new album ‘Rata-tat-tat’ was released in October 2017 to wide critical acclaim.
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