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MALOJIAN (măl ‘ō’ jĭn)
“I love your music” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“I’m completely obsessed” Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)
“really beautiful” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
Armed only with his father’s battered acoustic guitar and a collection of Neil Young LPs, Stevie Scullion began writing songs in his early teens. Struggling to overcome a fear of singing in front of other people, he spent the next few years making lo-fi home recordings on a 4-track tape machine, before eventually finding his voice with acclaimed indie-folk act Cat Malojian.
The band released two EPs and two albums worth of Stevie’s songs and were invited by Gary Lightbody to support Snow Patrol at Ward Park, Bangor, in June 2010, a performance that saw them play to 46,000 people – the largest ever music audience in Northern Ireland. However, in June 2011, midway through the recording of their third album, Cat Malojian split.
Wasting no time, Stevie embarked on a solo career under the simpler moniker Malojian and soon released his debut solo album, “The Deer’s Cry“. The album gained widespread critical acclaim, culminating in a prestigious session for BBC Radio 2 legend Whispering Bob Harris.
Having spent the last 2 years writing and recording the follow up, Malojian is now ready to release a brand new 10 track album, “Southlands“…
“achingly beautiful” Q Magazine
“beautiful stuff” Stuart Bailie, NME, BBC Radio Ulster
“the North’s best songwriter over the last half decade” Hot Press Magazine
“Melodic & fresh while hinting at sounds of a bygone era, Malojian’s songs are dreamily intense, hewn from personal heartache and a sense of ravaged humanity evoking memories of the greats, from Gram Parsons and The Band through to Whiskeytown and Iron & Wine.” AU Magazine