Wed 16 Nov 2022



Four-piece Malady are an upcoming alternative band based in London. Despite having released only a handful of singles the band have already become wildly popular and a buzz towards their rising success.

With an exciting year ahead, we spoke to front-man, Percy Junior Cobbinah to learn more about Malady…

Tell us a bit about Malady, where are you all from and how did you form?

We all met in London, I was born and partially raised in Walthamstow and Charlie and Khaleem come from a bit further out in Brentwood and Romford. We formed when I sent a few emails containing half-finished demos to Charlie, we then found a drummer, a bassist a place to rehearse and started Malady.

How would you describe your music in three words?

Fresh, direct, hooky.

What are some of your music idols and inspirations?

Collectively, King Krule, Aphex Twin, Burial, amongst others.

If someone hadn’t heard of you, which song of yours would you point them to?

London, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down.

Your incredible new single ‘Hyperreal’ was released earlier this month, what was the songwriting process like for it?

Long. Went through about 3 iterations of the song before landing on the version that we released – helped by Dave McCracken who helped us realise that there was a chorus in the section that we originally just had towards the end of the song.

What can you tell us about your upcoming EP All Pressure, No Diamonds?

All killer, no filler. It’s been a long time coming!

You’ve recently announced that you will be going on your first headline tour in February 2023, how are you feeling about this?

Obviously excited as we’ll have the opportunity to play to a crowd that is wholly there because of us for the first time, will be really interesting to gauge reaction to the songs off the EP.

Which song are you most looking forward to performing at your headline shows?

Personally, Pressure Builds.

There’s a lot of exciting things happening in the future for you guys, your EP release, headline tour and supporting Wet Leg. What has been your highlight of 2022 so far?

Playing at Fabric for Nine8 Fest! Also, actually getting to the point of recording the EP. It feels like it’s taken forever to get to this point and there’s been plenty of trails and tribulations but it’s finally done.

Tickets for Malady’s headline tour are available now!

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