About Mallory Knox, Led By Lanterns, Waste
Mallory Knox was an English alternative rock band from Cambridge. In 2013, they released their debut album Signals which reached #33 in the UK album charts. Their second album Asymmetry was released on 27 October 2014 and reached #16 on UK Album Chart. They later released their third album Wired on 10 March 2017. Their fourth record, Mallory Knox, was released on 16 August 2019, after which they announced a farewell tour.
The band was formed in August 2009 by lead guitarist Joe Savins and drummer Dave Rawling, who were joined by vocalist Mikey Chapman, bassist Sam Douglas and rhythm guitarist James Gillett, completing the band's lineup. All members had previously been in different local bands. The band has stated their name originates from a character from the film Natural Born Killers, saying "We wanted a character name, preferably someone with a dark edge and dark side and we were going to go for Dorian Gray but at the time there was a cheesy Hollywood movie coming out of Dorian Gray so we went for Mallory because of that.".
After approximately 3 months of songwriting, the band started to play local shows in Cambridge around November 2009. They went on to record their debut EP Pilot at Studio Glasseye with the help of producer Dan Lancaster . The band was signed to A Wolf At Your Door Records and released the EP as a free download on 4 July 2011.
The band later played across the UK on their first tour with Never Means Maybe, as well as being endorsed by Rockstar energy drink. The release of their first music video "Oceans" peaked as high as number 2 in the most requested Scuzz chart. A number of tours were then announced for the first quarter of 2012.
The band played at Download Festival in June 2012, then through November and December, the band supported rock band Canterbury in the UK. Throughout 2012 the band released a series of singles through a A Wolf At Your Door and on 21 January 2013, the band released their first album, Signals. It reached No. 33 in the UK album charts. Mallory Knox on went to support Don Broco on their Priorities Tour from February 2013 to early April. The band later went on a UK headline tour in April to promote their debut album.
During the Kerrang! Awards 2013, Mallory Knox where nominated for Best British Newcomer but lost to Lower Than Atlantis. The band played at Slam Dunk Festival in May 2013. They then played on the opening stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August. On 7 October 2013, a deluxe version of Signals was released, featuring five extra tracks. Mallory Knox also supported Biffy Clyro on 28 October in Guildford as part of the Samsung Galaxy Studio live shows.
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