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21 Feb, 2017

London-based babe MALKA is the latest artist on our radar and her infectious tracks are quickly becoming faves on our playlist.  We caught up with her to chat proud career moments, fave gigs and what she’s got on the agenda for the rest of 2017…

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Tell us about yourself…

I am a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and director of my own record label Tantrum Records, I am getting ready to release my 7th album on my label (my second as MALKA)

Describe your sound in five words…

Alternative, tribal, uplifting, melodic pop

What was your big break into the industry?

Singing a cover of ‘These Boots are made for Walking’ for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

When and how did you discover your passion and skills in music?

I broke my ankle when I was representing Scotland as a gymnast, and soon discovered that music was the only other thing that I was ever as passionate about.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am writing and recording my new album which will be released towards the end of the summer.

What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2017?

A new single in Spring, followed by the album, a UK tour and some festivals.

What’s been the proudest moment of your career so far?

Having my music used in the end credits of Hollywood Film, Scream 4.

 Best gig you have ever played?

Playing at Glastonbury.

 If you could collab with anyone who would it be?

Mark Ronson

What 3 tips would you give to emerging artists trying to break into the industry?

 Find your own sound, style and identity, don’t give up and work, work, work

Who inspires you in the industry?

SIA is a big inspiration. She is a great songwriter and has a great image too.

Who is your guilty pleasure most played?

Probably a Kylie track – I love a bit of Kylie

 Favourite music video?

SIA – Chandalier

What’s the last thing you listened to?

Christine and the Queens

What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?

Hey Ya – Outcast

Best song to get ready to?

Happy – Pharrell

What item of clothing can’t you live without?

My skinny jeans

What items do you make sure you pack on tour?

My bird headpieces to wear on stage

Who is your style icon and why?

This always changes, but probably Jessica Alba, she always looks stylish and effortlessly cool.

Where do you look for fashion inspiration?

 Everywhere – films, magazines, on the street.

What best describes your style on stage?

Always wearing a headpiece and heels.

What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?

Leopard print, I love a bit of leopard print.

If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?

Probably Jessica Alba.

Why do you think the relationship between music and fashion is so strong?

All the arts are so connected. Being able to create an entire identity for your project visually as well as socially allows your audience to connect with you even more as an artist.

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 Leather or denim? Denim

Tattoos or no tattoos? No tattoos

 Heels or flats? Heels

 Red lips or nude lips? Red

Instagram or Twitter? Instagram

 Kylie or Kendall? Kendall

 Rock or rap? Rap

Rihanna or Beyoncé? Beyonce

Festivals or clubs? Festivals

 Ibiza or Vegas? Ibiza

Music or food? Music

 Beach or pool? Beach

Dogs or cats? Cats

 Nights out or nights in? Out

 Gold or silver? Gold

Maxi or mini? Mini

Wanna know more?  Follow MALKA on Insta @malkamakesmusic

…and listen to her tracks on Soundcloud:

Shop her style:

camouflage jacket skinny dungarees leopard print tshirt stud boots