11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a blazing fire of back-from-the-brink attitude fueling this third record from Mallory Knox. It’s there, most obviously, on “Giving It Up”—a defiant call to arms dripping in squalling guitar—but it’s also a constant touchstone on an album shaped by both the excesses of the road and vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas’ struggles with anxiety. “California” is a stick of stadium-ready dynamite, and “For You” brims with soul-baring honesty and a breezy melody most pop stars would kill for.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a blazing fire of back-from-the-brink attitude fueling this third record from Mallory Knox. It’s there, most obviously, on “Giving It Up”—a defiant call to arms dripping in squalling guitar—but it’s also a constant touchstone on an album shaped by both the excesses of the road and vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas’ struggles with anxiety. “California” is a stick of stadium-ready dynamite, and “For You” brims with soul-baring honesty and a breezy melody most pop stars would kill for.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

19 Ratings

19 Ratings

😐😮😵💥💀

Antastic in 3D

Yay, good music!

The perfect third album.

ArranMorton

This band have been in my spotlight since I saw them just before they released their first record, they supported Reckless Love in Leeds. It's unreal to hear how much they have grown.
Stand out tracks are: For You, Mother, Better Off Without You, Come Back Around and Wired.

Album is full of incredible moments and the chorus in Mother is just beautiful.

Absolutely worth the wait, oh and I don't buy music that often. Streaming is the way forward but god dammit these guys have broken my habit. Support the artists and the industry...

These guys will hit mad success if they continue, I can feel it. Wired has absolutely confirmed it.

Great Album Appealing to a wider Audience

XDynasty22

I'll first start by saying I've been a Mallory Fan since the Pilot EP, and they have definitely come very far since then!

Needless to say this is a great album, with punchy riffs and some extremely catchy lyrics. The songs released prior to the album will appeal to the old-school Mallory Fans with a much heavier, rockier sound; whereas some newer tunes like Mother and Falling In Love will appeal more to an audience the band hasn't seen yet. These songs can be compared to those of 1949 and Heart and Desire.

The self titled track Wired is a phenomenal tune, with extremely catchy high-pitched vocals throughout the chorus, to the beefy guitar solo, displaying Mallory's true colours.

I rate this album 4/5, it's different, but I really like it, some die-hard Mallory fans may not agree with the new sound they're pushing, but I really dig it. Would recommend.

About Mallory Knox

Formed in September 2009 by Mikey Chapman (vocals), Joe Savins (guitar), James Gillett (guitar), Sam Douglas (bass), and Dave Rawling (drums) and named after Juliette Lewis' psychopathic character in Natural Born Killers, a shared love of melodic punk originally brought the Cambridgeshire, U.K. quintet together after they'd played in various local bands. Shutting themselves away for months on end before unleashing their uncompromising sound to the public, it wasn't until July 2011 that the band released their first EP, Pilot. Garnering rave reviews, the success the EP brought saw them playing prestigious slots at some of the U.K.'s biggest festivals, including 2012's Download. At the beginning of 2013, Mallory Knox released their debut album. Signals peaked at 33 on the Official U.K. Album Chart and reached the number one spot on the Official U.K. Rock Album chart. Later the same year, the band signed to Sony subsidiary Epic Records. Soon after they headed back to the studio to work on their sophomore album, 2014's Asymmetry; after some initial setbacks -- including a studio fire -- the band hit a creative streak, writing and recording the album in the space of a month. Three years passed before they returned with a new album, 2017's Wired, which saw release through another of Sony's subsidiary labels, RCA Records. ~ Rich Wilson

  • ORIGIN
    Cambridgeshire, England
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • FORMED
    2009

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