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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. He spent the next few years making lo-fi home recordings on a 4-track tape machine, before forming acclaimed indie-folk act Cat Malojian in 2005. The band released two EPs followed by two albums 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.
With sold-out European tours and an abundance of critical acclaim, it seemed that Cat Malojian were on the verge of something special. However, in June 2011, midway through the recording of their third album, the band broke-up.
Embracing this newfound freedom, Stevie embarked on a solo career and soon found himself in the centre of a thriving Belfast music scene. After recruiting some of the city’s finest musicians, he has returned renamed, simply, Malojian and armed with a clutch of songs that have been described in rapturous terms as…
“a really beautiful record” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“achingly beautiful” Q Magazine
“I’m completely obsessed with this gorgeous song (All I Need)” Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)
“the North’s best songwriter over the last half decade” Hot Press Magazine
“beautiful stuff” Stuart Bailie, NME, BBC Radio Ulster
“a masterful piece of work” *****Belfast Telegraph
“Choice of the Week” ****The Irish Times
“one of the most charming, heartfelt and beautiful records you’ll hear this year.” 9/10 AU Magazine
“a hauntingly beautiful hit‐in‐waiting” The Irish News
“The music is beyond pretty. It is sensitive, tasteful and beautifully judged.” Live Review ‐ CultureNI