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OpenCall Discovers Music: MALADY


‘London, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down’ is a debut single of a new British quartet Malady fusing musical elements from dub, post-rave, early dubstep and IDM with formative indie guitar music. 

The title of the song sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Even though it was taken from LCD Soundsystem piano-rock ballad “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”, the band sounds remarkably like English songwriter King Krule.

The song will definitely find its place in the hearts of many Londoners. Frontman Cobbinah explains: “I must’ve heard LCD Soundsystem’s ‘New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down’.  And thought the love-hate sentiment behind the tune mirrored the feelings I had, and still have, with London. The topic of the tune isn’t news to anyone. But it felt necessary to document the confusion and sadness felt by how inaccessible and hostile the city is becoming to live in for most ordinary people who have most, if not all, of their lives here.” 

All pics by Anna Lowry