MOLLY O'MALLEY to Release First Full Band EP

Photo by  Mat Schladen

Photo by Mat Schladen

Alternative indie rock artist Molly O’Malley will be releasing her brand new EP “There’s Always More Show” on October 25th, 2019. The four track collection, featuring the previously released, but newly re-recorded single “I Wanna Go Home,” contains a combination of songs with heart-wrenching topics spanning from toxic relationships to child abuse. The EP, completely written by O’Malley herself, successfully marries together elements of both alternative rock and indie bedroom pop on “There’s Always More Show,” creating a heartfelt, yet captivating sound. About the future of her career, O’Malley states:

“I’ve been writing and playing in different bands across all genres for years. I feel like I’ve finally started to find my niche with my writing with my solo music. I’m so grateful to finally be putting out an EP will a full band sound, especially one where I’ve crafted and fine-tuned every element of each instrument myself. I cannot wait to see where these songs take others, as well as myself.”

Solo projects are often an excuse to reveal an individual’s heart lines. For Louisville songwriter Molly O’Malley, hers are tangled and complex, the kind that evolve as her world unfurls and complicates around her bedroom. It’s in that bedroom where her sophomore EP there’s always more show formed. And as much as O’Malley self-describes her translucent indie-rock as “for people who don’t want to leave their bedrooms,” there’s a nuance and relatability to what she offers that may cause her to leave hers after all.

O’Malley wrote every instrumental take, marking this a true solo outing. Her confidence shines through on “Leetlow,” a rollicking slow burn of a track that builds on stormy chords and her trademark Wurlitzer. Other moments, like the couchstuck ode “I Wanna Go Home,” gain their heft and glimmer from gutsy vocal performances. O’Malley returns again and again to the intersection between meandering bedroom pop and soulful warmth. Despite this swagger, O’Malley tackles the indecisiveness, guilt, and caution that come with relationships in painstaking detail. “Hello Kitty Radio” unpacks the uneasy revelations that come with child abuse, and “Leetlow” gets much of its darkness from the toxic relationship it depicts. In her world, there are no happy endings to these stories, just hard lessons to take on another journey. - James Cassar

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