Red Balloon Music are proud to present a headline show from MALKA - a Glasgow based music project by Tamara Schlesinger, formally of 6 Day Riot. Support comes from: SECLUDED SEA GIDEON CONN MALKA: https://www.malkamusic.co.uk Uproariously inventive music Clash Magazine I love this album and I love this lady Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music 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. SECLUDED SEA: https://secluded-sea.bandcamp.com Secluded Sea is a collaboration between Halifax born multi-instrumentalist, Blair Murray & Welsh vocalist Angela Hazeldine. Influences transcend a range of genres, all contributing to the song-writing style creating a wide sonic pallet, glancing back to cinematic style production. The results is shimmering experimental dream pop, repetitional textures & tones over conventional song structures. GIDEON CONN: http://gideonconn.com I don't believe in genres - I believe in songs The people of Britain may not know it yet but Gideon Conn is one of their national treasures Scroobius Pip Manchester based artist and musician Gideon Conn has been astonishing crowds in the UK . He is a uniquely gifted songwriter who uses a broad spectrum of music to conjure up songs that you will never have heard the like of before. Whether solo acoustic or with his lively and lovable band, he never fails to fill you with wonder and leave you with a massive grin! Gideon's took a degree in fine art, where he quickly established a reputation for playing the piano in the main gallery and using the whole building as his studio space for outlandish sculptures. The band formed around Gideon in 2005, and have gone from strength to strength. They have wowed at major festivals and toured with some fantastic artists. They released a catchy, hip hop/indie crossover single called 'i want you around' which was well received by radio - playlisted on Xfm and awarded breakfast single of the week on BBC 6 Music as well being championed by Huw Stevens and Rob da Bank on Radio 1. Gideon has performed at numerous festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and Bestival, and has performed alongside acts including Bombay Bicycle Club, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Jason Mraz, 6 Day Riot, Noisettes, Wombats, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, and Karima Francis.