London four-piece Malady have released a new single, ‘Hyperreal’, which serves as the lead track from their newly-announced debut EP, ‘All Pressure, No Diamonds’.
The track arrived today, November 8th, via Modern Sky and marks the band’s second release of 2022, following their March single, ‘Round The Bend’. They also performed on Dork’s stage at The Great Escape back in May, with a set that offered, “a perfectly constructed wall of noise”. Their debut EP is set to arrive on February 10th, 2023.
On ‘Hyperreal’, Malady have explained: “By now, we all have parasocial relationships with the people on our screens but I always think there’s little to no reason why I should know the ins and outs of the life of someone I haven’t met and will never meet.”
“It’s not far off to suggest that many people, including myself, get to a point of intoxication with the idea of certain people through how they’ve portrayed themselves online,” they continue. “They become ‘more real than real’ and the distinction of who they actually are is lost, therein lies the phenomenon of liking the popularity and simulacra of the person rather than the actual person. So basically, this is a song about needing to touch grass”.
You can listen to ‘Hyperreal’ here.
Malady will be supporting Wet Leg on tour later this month, and have also confirmed their on slate of headline shows to support the EP release – the full live dates read as below:
17 Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanisers *
18 Leeds, Leeds Beckett Students Union *
19 Manchester, O2 Ritz *
21 Birmingham, O2 Institute *
15 Manchester, YES Basement
16 Bristol, Rough Trade
17 London, Corsica Studios
24 Paris, Supersonic
28-30 Liverpool Sound City
*supporting Wet Leg